2 injured, 1 arrested in suspected DUI crash

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An alleged drunk driver was arrested early Sunday morning after police say he fled the scene of a crash.

Police say the crash happened right in front of an officer, who was in the middle of a traffic stop at St. Elmo Avenue and South Nevada when two vehicles collided at the intersection. Despite the officer being right there, one of the cars took off.

The suspect driver was found a short time later a few miles away on B Street. He has been identified as James Riggs and faces charges of DUI, in addition to other traffic offenses.

The two people inside the vehicle that did remain on scene were injured and taken to the hospital for evaluation.

South Nevada was closed southbound for three and a half hours and reopened shortly before 4 a.m.