Marina del Rey: Man driving car of Lakers forward arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash
The driver of a 2007 Bentley registered to Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a Marina del Rey residential building early March 30, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred at about 1:55 a.m. when the luxury vehicle was traveling eastbound on Marquesas Way in Marina del Rey and failed to make a turn, crashing into the Esprit condominium complex in the 13900 block of Marquesas, CHP officer Karina Munoz said.
Hill, who lives at the complex, was not inside his vehicle at the time of the crash, the CHP said.
The driver, identified by CHP as Michael Lacey, 26, and a 26-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries in the collision but were not at the scene when officers arrived, the CHP said.
Officers contacted Hill at his home, where they located Lacey and the passenger inside.
After Lacey allegedly displayed signs of intoxication while speaking with officers, a sobriety test was given and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the CHP. City News Service reported that Lacey is a friend of the Lakers forward.
The exact cause of the collision and the vehicle’s estimated speed at the time of the crash were under investigation. The estimated damage to the vehicle and property, where the Bentley crashed into the entryway of the building, were yet to be determined.