PALMDALE – Traffic in downtown Palmdale was affected for at least two hours Wednesday afternoon because of a suspected female drunk driver, authorities said.
The incident happened around 12:30 p.m.
“She blew a red light on 10th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard and struck a vehicle that was already in the intersection getting ready to head northbound on 10th Street East,” said Palmdale Community Relations Deputy Robbie Royster. “That collision caused her vehicle to spin around and strike another vehicle.”
Royster said the occupants in the vehicles that were hit had only minor injuries.
He said the woman was determined to be driving under the influence.
The woman wept as she was arrested on the scene. Her name or age was not immediately available.
Royster said the woman was transported to the hospital with a broken finger. Officials will complete there DUI investigation at the hospital, Royster said.
Traffic was affected on Palmdale Blvd. at 10th Street East for about two hours while an investigation was done and the cars were picked up.