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Suspect in DUI crash identified after crashing into a San Francisco police patrol car


22-year-old Oliver Lorenzo-Lopez was identified Tuesday after an accident that took place Monday. He is being accused of crashing into a San Francisco police patrol car while driving drunk. The crash injured a police officer.

The incident took place in the Mission District near Mission Street on Monday Jan. 14, 2013 about 12:48 a.m.

According to reports, Lorenzo-Lopez was driving his BMW 328i and was speeding when he drove into the opposite lane and slammed head-on into a patrol car.

The officer driving the patrol car sustained injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment. He complained of neck pain but was later released.

Lorenzo-Lopez was not hurt in the accident. He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of drunken driving. He was also charged with driving without a license.

Lorenzo-Lopez’s case is under review by the district attorney’s office.

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My name is Aaron Bortel. I practice in the state of California. I handle DUI cases exclusively and have been practicing for over 25 years.