Imperial County Deputy suffers broken leg after attempt to help DUI driver

Imperial Count Deputy suffers broken...

An Imperial County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering from a broken leg after trying to help a driver who was under the influence. 

According to KUSI News in San Diego, the incident happened Friday afternoon at 1:37 p.m. when the suspect was putting air into the tires of his car at a Mobile Gas Station in Lakeside, California.

The driver then got into his car and hit the gas pedal and drove off a 12-foot embankment and wall.  An off-duty Imperial County Deputy saw the accident and went to help aid the trapped driver. 

The deputy jumped the wall and broke his leg. The deputy was transported to a local hospital. 

Lakeside Firefighters extricated the driver. The driver walked away with no injuries. The driver did fail a sobriety test and refused the breath analyzer.

California Highway Patrol arrested the driver.

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