A suspect has been arrested after allegedly plowing into 25 law enforcement recruits in California.
Los Angeles County authorities have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, of Diamond Bar.
He is accused of crashing into the group of recruits with his Honda CR-V in Whittier on Wednesday.
Gutierrez passed a sobriety test, but it has since emerged that he may have been under the influence of a recreational drug during the incident, Fox News reported.
The recruits attend the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services Center located roughly a mile and a half from the crash site. As many as 25 of the group of 75 were taken to local hospitals.
Five were listed in critical condition with head trauma, a possible amputation, and lacerations, according to reports.
Mr Gutierrez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. His bail has been set at $2million.
He is expected to appear in court on Friday.
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