SALINAS (BCN) – A 42-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after crashing a car into an apartment in Salinas, police said.

Officers responded to the wreck just after 3 p.m. in the 1700 block of Independence Boulevard where they found the suspect, Mario Rojas, still inside the vehicle.

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Police said a 4-year-old child, who was in the backseat and wasn’t restrained, suffered a minor injury.

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First responders on the scene after a driver crashed into an apartment on the 1700 block of Independence Blvd. in Salinas on July 11, 2021. (Salinas Police Department)

First responders on the scene after a driver crashed into an apartment on the 1700 block of Independence Blvd. in Salinas on July 11, 2021. (Salinas Police Department)

The apartment’s residents were not in the room where the crash occurred and weren’t injured.

Rojas was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment.

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