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Suspected drunk driver arrested after crash that seriously injured passenger

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jan 24, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police arrested a suspected drunk driver after he drove over a roundabout in northern Colorado Springs, seriously injuring a passenger.

Police said 29-year-old Damian Arroyo was behind the wheel when he drove over the roundabout at Union and Nautilus Point around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the vehicle hit a tree, causing it to roll onto its roof and slide down the street before it hit a curb and flipped back over.

Police arrested Arroyo for driving under the influence and vehicular assault. Neither Arroyo or the passenger were wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police said excessive speed may also be a contributing factor in the crash.

Union Boulevard reopened around 5 a.m.