Suspected Drunk Driver Injured After Crashing Into Parked Car Overnight

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 7:30am

A man is in the hospital after he slammed his pickup truck into a parked car overnight.  Police say they suspect the driver was drunk.

The wreck happened just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday on Mesa and Brentwood in West El Paso.

According to police, the driver of the pickup truck somehow lost control and slammed into a car that was parked at a nearby auto shop.  Witnesses also say he hit a palm tree and split the tree in half.

Police said both the car and the pickup are totalled.

Emergency crews had to work carefully to pull the man out of the truck, then rushed him to the hospital.

No word on the severity of his injuries, or if the driver will face charges.

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