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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 primarily handle DUI law and criminal defense. I’ve been practicing for a little more than 20 years. We review about 100 DUI cases every month. We might end up handling 30 or 40 of those DUI cases. If you do the math on that, that’s about 360 to about 400 plus cases that we may represent within that year.