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Man driving with unrestrained 4-year-old child crashes into apartment

A 42-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after crashing a car into an apartment in Salinas, police said.

Officers responded to the wreck just after 3 p.m. in the 1700 block of Independence Boulevard where they found the suspect, Mario Rojas, still inside the vehicle.

Police said a 4-year-old child, who was in the backseat and wasn’t restrained, suffered a minor injury.

Courtesy of Salinas Police Department A man driving with an unrestrained 4-year-old child in the backseat crashes a into an apartment in the 1700 block of Independence Boulevard in Salinas, Calif. on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

The apartment’s residents were not in the room where the crash occurred and weren’t injured.

Rojas was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment.

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