Ocean Beach DUI suspect crashes with kids in car

Posted at 12:24 PM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 15:24:41-04

OCEAN BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver who ran into a palm tree and flipped their car onto its side had three kids in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

San Diego Police said the driver, who has not been identified, crashed into a palm tree along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard late Friday night, sending the vehicle onto its left side and pieces of debris in all directions.

Neighbors called 911 upon hearing the vehicle connect with the palm tree.

Three children were in the car at the time of the crash. Police confirmed they were the driver's children.

The three kids were taken to a nearby hospital, though the severity of their injuries is unknown.

As police cleared the scene, empty alcohol bottles could be seen being taken out of the vehicle.

The driver was arrested. Police suspect they were driving under the influence.