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Port Hueneme police arrest woman on suspicion of DUI after crash injures child, grandfather

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PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Port Hueneme police arrested a woman from Thousand Oaks on suspicion of driving under the influence after her car crashed into a parked van, injuring a young boy and his grandfather.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Surfside Drive near Port Hueneme Beach after receiving multiple calls reporting the collision.

When police arrived, they said they found that a black Toyota Prius had been driving on Surfside Drive when it crashed into a van that was parked on the curb line of Surfside.

The Prius was reportedly parked about 100 yards from the scene of the crash.

Two people were inside the van at the time of the collision, a 6-year-old boy and his 52-year-old grandfather. Both were injured and treated by EMS crews at the scene before being transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Prius, identified as a 27-year-old Thousand Oaks woman, was also transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment before being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Police said records revealed that the woman had been driving on a suspended driver's license and that she had prior DUI convictions. During the time of this crash, she was on DMV probation for DUI.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

If anyone witnessed the crash, they are urged to contacted Port Hueneme Officer Kimberly Mora at kmora@cityofporthueneme.org.

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