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A single car collision on the Katella onramp to the southbound 605 freeway created a stir behind Oak Middle School on Saturday night, that included a police helicopter search behind the school and along the river channel.
California Highway Patrol confirmed that a single car struck the guide rail along the onramp and that the injured driver fled the scene on foot through the riverbed and hid behind the school. A helicopter was called in to search and Los Alamitos Police were also asked to assist in the search for the driver, Los Alamitos Police Captain Sgt. Bruce McAlpine, confirmed.
The suspect, Donald Carlock, 49, San Pedro was arrested after the helicopter located him hiding in bushes by finding a heat source with an infrared camera. Carlock was arrested on charges of felony driving under the influence, including charges of causing injury, having a blood alcohol level greater than .08 and felony hit and run, CHP officials said.
The crash occurred at about 8:18 p.m. on Saturday and Carlock was located by 9:12 p.m.
As of Tuesday morning, Carlock was reportedly still in custody of the CHP, but his arraignment time was not scheduled. A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.