Bus driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting parked cars, police say

A Long Beach Transit bus driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run after crashing into multiple parked cars Sunday night, police said.

The crash happened around midnight near Pacific Avenue and Anaheim Street, police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said. The driver was the only one aboard, and nobody was hurt, she said.

Police took the driver to a medical facility to see if he was impaired, and they later arrested him and held him in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to De Prez.

Police identified him as John Moreno, a 48-year-old from Corona.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many cars were hit, police said, but other media reports said it was at least a dozen.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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