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Driver arrested after crashing car into patio at National City apartment complex, leaving scene

Posted at 10:16 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 13:17:22-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver was arrested early Friday morning after police said he crashed his car into a patio at a National City apartment and drove away.

Just after 12 a.m., National City police arrived at an apartment building in the 2700 block of Plaza Boulevard to find a patio badly damaged and a sliding window caved in.

Parts from a car were left at the scene, which helped officers track down the vehicle involved.

A short time later, officers spotted the silver Dodge Charger a few blocks away at a 7-Eleven and watched a man leave the store and get into the car’s driver’s seat.

Officers stopped the driver before he could leave and arrested him on suspicion of hit-and-run.

10News learned he was being evaluated for a possible DUI.

No one in the apartment was injured.