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Lake Worth man held in DUI crash that sent three to hospital

Lake Worth man held in DUI crash that sent three to hospital

A Lake Worth man has been arrested on charges he was intoxicated during a crash that sent him and two other people to the hospital, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Merlin Diaz-Martinez, 23, was arrested in the 7:30 a.m. crash Sunday, in which he allegedly sped through a red light, slammed into a van and then tried to run away, the agency said. Before the crash happened, a deputy watched as Diaz Martinez's car, a black Acura, was westbound on Gun Club Road, near West Palm Beach, going more than 20 mph over posted 45 mph limit, the deputy said. The Acura went through a red light at Haverhill Road and hit a white Ford van, the deputy said in a sheriff's report....

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