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Glendale police identify alleged DUI driver who struck, injured child

November 01, 2013

Glendale Police on Friday identified the motorist who struck and seriously injured a 13-year-old boy on Verdugo Road Thursday afternoon

Glendale resident Ruben Babayan, 22, struck the boy as he reportedly ran west onto the street chasing a tennis ball shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, police said. 

The teen did not suffer internal or brain injuries, but was still recovering from a broken pelvis, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Friday.

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“Doctors say he will be fine,” Lorenz said.

Babayan, who remained at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

-- Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com

Follow on Twitter: @kellymcorrigan.

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