Airport Police Arrest Man After Ramming Gate With Vehicle

By On July 10, 2013

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Airport officials examine gate (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

An alert Bob Hope Airport Police Officer heard a loud bang while on patrol on the Empire side of the airport, went to investigate and found a driver had allegedly rammed one of the access gates to the runway and then struck a metal railing outside a Airport Hanger.

The officer requested a backup, while the suspect was still in his car inside the property. Several Airport Police units responded and assisted taking the driver into custody. The driver, identified as  Ralph Earl Lucas, age 63, of North Hollywood was booked for DUI and his car was impounded after sustaining major damage.The gate also received major damage.

 

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson