Man Locked Inside Griffith Park Arrested for Suspected DUI After Crashing Into Patrol Vehicle; 2 Officers Transported to Hospital: LAPD

Two officers were transported to a local hospital with neck and back pain after their patrol vehicle was T-boned by a suspected drunk driver in Griffith Park early Sunday morning, police said.

A vista overlooks the area where a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Griffith Park in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

A vista overlooks the area where a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Griffith Park in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

The two-man unit was responding to a call about someone locked inside the park, and while searching for the individual another vehicle suddenly collided into theirs, according to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Teresa Anderson.

The collision occurred near 4730 Crystal Springs Drive around 1:45 a.m.

The driver of the civilian vehicle was immediately arrested  on suspicion of drunk driving, Anderson said. It’s unclear whether the collision was intentional as the driver was extremely inebriated, she added.

Both officers were transported in unknown condition but are expected to survive.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this article.