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Driver Arrested, Passenger Seriously Injured in Berkeley DUI Crash

Sasha Lekach (BCN)
Friday June 20, 2014 - 10:44:00 AM

A driver was arrested after an apparent DUI crash on Berkeley's Tunnel Road early this morning, according to Berkeley police.  

The crash was reported at 2:22 a.m. at Tunnel Road and The Uplands, according to police.

The passenger in the car, a 24-year-old man, was found with serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, police said.

The driver, a 21-year-old man, had fled the scene, but was found nearby by officers, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, DUI and other alleged violations, police said.

Initially the crash was blocking Tunnel Road. As of 8 a.m., westbound Tunnel Road had opened, however eastbound Tunnel Road remained closed. The roadway is expected to reopen in several hours, police said.

The car was the only vehicle involved in the incident, police said.