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Police K-9 leads officers to suspected drunk driver involved in hit and run crash

Police K-9 leads officers to suspected drunk driver involved in hit and run crash
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POSTED: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 7:45pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 7:47pm

A police canine helped officers find a man suspected in a hit and run crash in El Paso's Lower Valley Saturday morning. 

El Paso Police suspect the man was drunk when he was traveling on North Loop and ran a red light at the intersection of Hunter at 2:25 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the man crashed his Isuzu SUV into a Chevy Malibu that was turning from Hunter onto North Loop.

The driver of the Malibu suffered serious injuries and is said to be in critical condition at an area hospital. A passenger in the Malibu was also taken to the hospital.

The driver of the SUV ran away from the scene of a crash.  A police canine found the man hiding behind a nearby home.

He was arrested and police said charges are pending.

The man has not been identified.

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