Fresno officer arrested on hit and run & DUI charges

FRESNO, Calif.

Fresno Police say Surabian was driving out of an apartment complex in Northeast Fresno around 5 p.m. when he ran head-on into a vehicle driving into the complex. Surabian then left the scene.

After searching the area, officers found Surabian's vehicle in a shopping center at Champlain and Perrin. Officers found Surabian, who was intoxicated, inside a nearby restaurant.

Surabian is facing misdemeanor DUI charges and misdemeanor hit and run charges. Because Surabian submitted to a blood test, his blood alcohol level will not be known for several days.

Surabian had been on leave without pay prior to this incident; he will continue to be on this status with the Fresno Police.

Both Surabian and the victim were uninjured.

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