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Drunk driver suspected of being arrested after three-vehicle crash in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) – A man is behind bars – suspected of driving under the influence and causing a crash involving multiple cars in Merced.

Police arrested 51-year-old Russell Garcia on multiple counts, including DUI and hit and run.

On Friday night, officers responded to an accident on G Street, near 25th Street.

They discovered three vehicles involved in the collision, and at least one person suffered minor injuries.

Detectives found the suspect’s front license plate at the scene, and followed large traces of oil from the damaged vehicle.

That led police to Garcia’s home, where they found his damaged car.

They conducted a scene sobriety test on Garcia, and discovered signs of intoxication.

He was arrested and held at the Merced County Jail.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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