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Teen was drunk when he crashed on Airport Freeway, police believe

A teen suspected of drunken driving drove the wrong way on Airport Freeway early Thursday, collided with a vehicle and then fled on foot before he was taken into custody by police, Irving police said.

The 16-year-old from Dallas was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he was treated for minor injuries, police said Thursday.

The driver of the other vehicle also was taken to the Dallas hospital with foot and arm injuries. The condition of that driver was unavailable.

Irving patrol officers responded to the accident about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Texas 183.

Witnesses told police that a 2002 Land Rover was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Texas 183 when it collided with another vehicle.

The teen driving the Land Rover ran away, but witnesses told police what direction he ran and officers found him a few minutes later.

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