An alleged drunk driver caused a bit of havoc Tuesday night after he rear-ended a car and fled the scene.
arrested Paul Esparza, 49, from Glendora, on suspicion of DUI, exceeding the legal blood-alcohol level and hit and run. Esparza was held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Authorities were first alerted at 9:18 p.m. to a report of a silver minivan that hit a residential wall near the intersection of South Concord Lane and and Gladstone Street. The crash left pieces of bricks and other debris all over the road. Soon after, police were informed of a hit and run at the westbound Sunflower Avenue offramp at the Interstate 210 freeway.
The female driver alleged a silver minivan rear-ended her car and took off. The crash left both vehicles with significant damage, but no injuries were reported. The van reportedly left a trail of debris all over Sunflower Avenue, said Sergeant Scott Strong of Glendora Police.
Once officers arrived to the suspect's home in the 1200 block of South Concord Lane, he refused to come out of the house and was busy drinking a beer at the kitchen table, police said. Officers entered the house, administered a sobriety test and took Esparza into custody. Beer cans were reportedly found inside of Esparza's van.
Details for a court appearance were not available.