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Man Arrested for DUI After Van Plows Into Crowd, Injuring 9

A 38-year-old man was arrested for DUI Sunday afternoon after his van plowed into a crowd on a restaurant patio in the Mid-Wilshire area, injuring nine people.

The incident was reported around 3:45 p.m. at 5088 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

The driver of the white van ran a red light, collided with another vehicle, lost control and jumped a curb, landing on the crowded restaurant patio. 

"I heard tires screeching," victim Morgan Davis said. 

The driver tried to flee the crash scene, but witnesses stopped him and he was arrested for felony hit and run, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

The LAPD identified the driver Monday as 38-year-old Peter Goode. He's behind bars on a felony charge of driving under the influence. 

Eight of the nine people injured were taken to the hospital, Stewart said. 

One person was in critical condition, three people were in serious condition and four others were in fair condition, she added. All of the victims were expected to survive as of Monday evening. 

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