SANTA MONICA—On Monday, November 26, at approximately 12:25 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a series of calls of a reckless driver.

According to the SMPD, the driver was heading west on Montana Avenue and ran through a barricade and continued at least 50 feet into the bluffs near the stairs at Palisade Park. According to reports, it took a crane to remove the vehicle from the Bluffs at Palisade Park.

Officers responding to the scene and found two occupants who were injured as a result of the crash. They were transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was subsequently cited for felony DUI.

Canyon News reached out to SMPD and was informed via Facebook messenger that the driver is no longer in police custody. A court date has been set for mid-December.