Man arrested after traffic collision near LBCC bookstore

By Steven Matthews

A Long Beach officer administers a field sobriety test after a traffic collision near the LBCC bookstore around 4:45 p.m., the man was then arrested. (Steven Matthews)

A man was arrested today after failing a field sobriety test during a traffic investigation of a collision that occurred just off campus on the corner of Faculty Ave. and Harvey Way.

The rear end collision occurred around 4:45 p.m. and there were no injuries reported.

The two vehicles involved were a Mitsubishi Lancer, which collided with the vehicle waiting at a stop sign, a Porsche Cayenne.

The owner of the Cayenne, Jane Douglass who works at the campus bookstore, believed the other driver was impaired and didn’t want to let him leave the scene.

“I’m glad everyone is alright. I told him (other driver), ‘I’m alright, but you’re not. You’ve been drinking, you need to stay here,’” Douglass said.

The damage to the Cayenne was minimal, but the Lancer showed a little damage on the front end with damage to the licence plate frame.