Car hits and injures 12 looking at holiday lights

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of driving drunk struck and injured a dozen people who were parked while looking at a holiday light display in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

Eleven people were rushed to hospitals following the crash Sunday night, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said. A 27-year-old woman remained in critical condition Monday with a head injury. All of the injured were expected to survive, Johnson said.

Police said the group gathered after dark to watch an annual holiday display at a neighborhood home in the city of Alhambra.

A pickup truck was heading north through an intersection when it hit T-boned two parked cars filled with people, Johnson said.

Ismael Soto of Los Angeles was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving without a valid license, Johnson said. Soto, 28, was treated at a hospital for a cut on his head. He was on probation following a DUI conviction in October 2013, Johnson said.

Johnson didn't know if Soto had a lawyer.

Five ambulances and three fire engine companies responded to the scene.

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