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Sheriff's sergeant is hurt in crash

May 19, 2008|Ari B. Bloomekatz

A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant is in stable condition after his sport-utility vehicle was hit by a drunk driver in Compton.

The crash occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday as the sergeant was responding to a call about a stolen vehicle. He was at the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue with his emergency lights and siren on. He had the right of way when he was hit, said sheriff's Sgt. Raul Regalado. The 25-year-old man who allegedly hit the sergeant's vehicle was treated at a hospital, released and then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

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-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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