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Tow truck driver holds down DUI suspect in Feltonville

Sunday, December 09, 2012

A man has been taken into custody on DUI charges after crashing into a police vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia.

Police say at around 4:55 p.m. a red Mitsubishi was traveling northbound on the Boulevard when it collided with a parked car.

The Mitsubishi then crashed into a parked patrol car at B Street and the Boulevard.

The driver sped off, but was stopped at C Street where police arrested him.

Police say a truck driver, Marcus Branker, saw the man collide with the police vehicle and pursued him.

The tow truck driver held the suspect until police arrived at C Street.

The tow truck driver said police thanked him for his assistance.

The Mitsubishi driver is facing DUI charges.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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