Police said a man was arrested and two young children were in critical condition after a crash in Phoenix.
According to police, 58-year-old Alfredo Enriquez tried to buy alcohol at a supermarket near 41st Drive and Camelback Road before 7:30 PM. But the staff turned him down because he looked drunk.
Store employees tried to stop Enriquez from driving, but he got into his car, a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, and headed east on Camelback Road. When Enriquez tried to turn onto Route 41, he collided with a 2020 Honda HRV driven by a 41-year-old woman with two small children, ages 6 and 5, in the car.
The accident was witnessed by a store employee who tried to persuade Enriquez to stay at the scene, but fled.
The woman was hospitalized in critical condition and the two children were in critical condition.
The officers went to the recorded address of the avalanche and found Enriquez identified as poor by a drug recognition expert. Police said Enrique was taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed and he admitted to being the avalanche driver at the time of the collision.
Enriquez was arrested and put in prison. He is accused of several charges