Drunk driver arrested in DVC parking lot

Police investigating the scene in the parking lot Wednesday afternoon. (Emma Hall/The Inquirer)

Emma Hall

Police investigating the scene in the parking lot Wednesday afternoon. (Emma Hall/The Inquirer)

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An intoxicated man caused an “ongoing traffic accident” on Wednesday afternoon at Diablo Valley College, ramming into multiple vehicles in parking lot 8 on Wednesday, Dec. 4, according to Lieutenant Ryan Huddleston.

The individual, whose name police withheld, was rushed to the hospital and later taken to a Contra Costa County jail for drunk driving. 

According to Lt. Huddleston, the suspect was transported to the hospital via ambulance, and once released, was transported to county jail. No one but the suspect sustained injuries.

“None of the vehicles were occupied, (but) the suspect did sustain a small cut on his head due to the collisions that were taking place,” said Huddleston. 

Jackson Matley, a DVC student, witnessed the event. While he was driving into the parking lot, Matley saw a police officer pull around him with lights flashing. 

“There was a bunch of smoke. I (saw) this truck swerving around, driving back and forth, slamming into a bunch of cars parked there,” said Matley.

According to Matley, the police had to detain the individual by means of force.

“They threw him onto the asphalt,” he said.

Police contacted the owners of all of the vehicles that were hit. The suspect’s vehicle was towed away by DVC’s Police Services Agency.