Glendale police: Motorist hits parked car, then drives onto sidewalk during stop

A 39-year-old motorist was arrested this week after a Glendale police officer saw him allegedly crash into a parked car, flee the area, and then drive onto a sidewalk when he was ordered to stop.

The motorist, Garo Kalindjian, reportedly admitted on Tuesday to taking Suboxone, a pill used to treat opiate addiction, before colliding, according to Glendale police reports. Kalindjian was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, police said.

The officer was driving about 11:29 p.m. on the 1700 block of Broadview Drive when he saw Kalindjian driving toward him and close to the curb, police said.

Moments later, Kalindjian struck the back of the parked vehicle and continued driving, according to police.

When the officer stopped Kalindjian, he pulled to the curb and drove onto the sidewalk, police said.

Kalindjian told the officer that he knew he struck the car, but “didn’t have anywhere to stop,” according to police.

The officer also reported that Kalindjian appeared to be nearly falling asleep as he spoke.

A bottle of Suboxone was found inside his car, according to police.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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