SANTA ANA – Police arrested a woman on suspicion of driving under the influence after a 10-year-old boy was hit in a crosswalk, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
Suray Leon, 33, was driving west on East 17th Street near Cabrillo Park Drive about 6:45 p.m. Sunday when she ran a red light, said Sgt. Mel Sarabia of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Her 2008 Ford F-150 pickup struck the boy, who was walking in a crosswalk with his adult brother, Sarabia said.
The impact threw the boy into westbound traffic lanes. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Sarabia said.
Leon remained at the scene and was booked into Santa Ana Jail on suspicion of felony DUI.
By CLAUDIA KOERNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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