One person was arrested and another taken to Highland Hospital after a suspected DUI driver ran into a tree Saturday morning in northwest Berkeley, police report.
The collision, at Ninth Street and Hearst Avenue, happened just before 5 a.m. and woke the neighbors, a local resident told The Berkeley Scanner.
The resident said the driver hit the traffic circle at a "very high speed" and flew into a nearby tree.
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All three people in the car, a blue Hyundai Genesis Coupe, were injured. Only one required hospital transport.
One of the vehicle's occupants was able to walk home, the local resident told The Scanner.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. His name was not available as of publication time pending the booking process.
Berkeley had 19 DUI crashes from Jan. 1 through mid-April, the most recent date available, according to BPD data. Six of the collisions caused injuries.
Over the same period, there were 69 total injury collisions involving vehicles, not counting those involving cyclists or pedestrians.
Update, 11 p.m. BPD arrested Diego Arias Erazo, 28, on suspicion of driving under the influence causing injury. He is being held at Santa Rita Jail with a bail of $150,000 and is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland, according to booking records online.