An alleged drunk driver slammed his pickup truck into two parked Los Angeles Police Department squad cars in Reseda early Sunday, severely damaging one of them.
No one was injured.
Police Sgt. Kurt Smith of the Valley Traffic Division said the chain of events began with a separate collision near the intersection of Sherman Way and Encino around 1:05 a.m.
Firefighters treating a passenger for a broken ankle called LAPD for backup when some of the people involved in the crash became "unruly."
Two squad cars arrived, lights flashing, and parked nearby. While the police officers were at the scene around 1:35 a.m., a Ford F-150 pickup driven by William Holm, 60, of Lake Balboa, crashed into the first squad car.
"Mr. Holm's vehicle struck the back of a police car, and that police car caromed forward and collided with the back of another police car," Smith said. "The pickup truck veered to the right and collided with a parked civilian vehicle."
Smith said one of the police vehicles was rendered "undriveable" while the other sustained relatively minor damage.
Holm, who refused a Breathalyzer test, was charged with driving under the influence.