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Driver who crashed into Whisky a Go Go crowd arrested on suspicion of DUI

A man who crashed into a crowd of people at the popular Whiskey a Go Go club on Sunset Boulevard was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Wednesday.

A man who crashed into a crowd of people at the popular Whisky a Go Go club on Sunset Boulevard was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Wednesday.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the crash about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Sunset Boulevard and Clark Street. Four pedestrians were hit and suffered minor injuries, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman said.

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At least one person was taken to a hospital but was released by Wednesday morning, she said.

Video of the crash showed a black car with a shattered windshield on the sidewalk by the nightclub. A Lyft sticker can be seen through the cracks.

Lyft confirmed the man was a driver for the company.

“Although this individual was not driving on the Lyft platform at the time of the incident, the safety of the community is our top priority,” said Kaelan Richards, senior policy communications manager for the company. “We have permanently removed this individual from the Lyft platform, and stand ready to assist in any law enforcement investigation."

4:25 p.m., Oct. 4, 2018: This article was updated with a statement from Lyft.

This article was originally published at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 3, 2018.

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