Driver under guard at hospital after Saturday crash

TOM ROEDER Updated: October 14, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: October 14, 2012

Police have posted a 24-hour guard outside the hospital room of a suspected drunken driver after a Saturday evening crash.

Police say the man was at the wheel of a Saturn Sedan that rolled off westbound Highway 24 just before 6 p.m. The driver, identified as Octavio Ramirez-Munoz, and a passenger were “partially ejected” and injured in the wreck.

The two were hospitalized for injuries. The injuries of the passenger were considered serious.

Police said Ramirez-Munoz had been drinking before the crash and could face charges including vehicular assault.

The guards at the hospital are in place to ensure Ramirez-Munoz doesn’t go anywhere while he’s being treated and to arrest him once he’s released, police said.

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