The Santa Monica Police Department is investigating a late night traffic accident that temporarily closed the 900 block of Ocean.

According to SMPD, a pickup truck and a Tesla collided at about 10:30 p.m. One driver attempted to flee the area on foot but was arrested near the crash by officers.

Jose Louis Rodriguez was arrested for felony DUI and felony hit and run. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

SMDP Staff

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