Suspect charged with driving into crowded Los Angeles street carnival

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Suspect charged with driving into crowded Los Angeles street carnival

The driver who allegedly plowed his SUV through a crowded street carnival was hit with a felony in connection to the frightening scene that left several injured, police said.

Mississippi man Steven Weems, 23, was arrested Saturday night and charged with a felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles Police Department told The Post. He’s in custody on $50,000 bail, the LAPD said.

Seven people suffered minor injuries, authorities said Sunday after Weems allegedly fled from police in a white Porsche Cayenne after officers attempted to pull him over for a traffic stop around 8:20 p.m.

The flashy car crashed into a cement rail and into the carnival in the city’s historic South Central area where about 2,000 people were enjoying the event, authorities said.

“It is a blessing that no one actually got severely injured,” police Sgt. Robert Leary told the Los Angeles Times. “It was quite hectic, so I think people saw this car coming in and thankfully they got out of the way in time.”

The vehicle was later found three blocks from the crash scene, police said, according to ABC 7.

Weems was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and booked early Sunday, police said. 

With Post wires

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