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19-year-old man arrested in suspected DUI crash

A 19-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of DUI after a solo vehicle rollover crash in Merced injured his passenger.

Nicholas Tovar was taken into custody after the crash, reported at 3:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of San Jose Avenue. When police arrived they found the vehicle flipped over on its side, according to a Merced Police Department press release.

Tovar’s 18-year-old female passenger was taken to Mercy Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police noticed that Tovar displayed symptoms of intoxication and gave him a field sobriety test. Afterward, police arrested him on suspicion of DUI resulting in injury to another person, the release said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact Officer William McComb at (209) 388-7751 or the department’s automated tip line at (209) 385-4725.