Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 | 7:53 a.m.
A suspected drunken driver suffered critical injuries after crashing a sport utility vehicle early Tuesday morning in the northwest valley, Metro Police said.
The single-vehicle accident happened at 12:23 a.m. on Cheyenne Avenue, west of Rainbow Boulevard, police said. It appears Lee Turner, 50, was driving a 2012 Ford Escape east on Cheyenne when he failed to maintain his travel lane, police said.
Lee drove onto a raised island between the right travel lane and right turn lane, striking a signal light post, police said.
Emergency crews transported Lee to University Medical Center. Because Lee showed signs of impairment, police said, he faces a count of driving under the influence.