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Police investigating why driver ran vehicle into apartment
EUREKA- The Eureka Police Department is investigating what caused the driver of a car to run into an apartment complex Thursday night. Investigators are waiting for test results to reveal if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or suffered from a seizure.
Eureka Police responded to the apartment at 1109 J Street and found the car's front end inside the apartment with the driver still behind the wheel. According to Chief Andrew Mills, officers found the man unresponsive and attempted to remove him from the car. The driver allegedly resisted and police handcuffed him before he was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital.
Mills did not release the name of the driver and said his injuries are unknown, but said they are not life threatening. He was released from custody to receive medical treatment.
There were two residents inside the apartment who were not injured. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to the scene and helped to provide weather protection to the home.
The department will forward the investigation to the Humboldt County District Attorney's office.