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Folsom crash with police car lands Manteca man in jail on DUI charge

Booking photo of Benjamin Leonard Lucero, Oct. 22, 2016.
Booking photo of Benjamin Leonard Lucero, Oct. 22, 2016.

A 24-year-old Manteca man was arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of drunken driving after he got into a crash with a Folsom police officer.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, Benjamin Leonard Lucero III allegedly turned left in front of the officer’s car on Riley Street near Lembi Drive. The resulting crash sent the officer to the hospital with a hand injury, according to the Folsom Police Department.

Lucero was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence causing injury, as well as for driving with a suspended license. He was booked early Sunday and was being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on $90,000 bail, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department website.

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