The man who was arrested Tuesday night after crashing his car through a security gate at Bob Hope Airport was allegedly drunk at the time, according to Burbank police.
Ralph Lucas, 64, of North Hollywood was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from custody Wednesday morning, police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
Lucas lost control of his 2000 Ford Escort shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and plowed through Gate 120, a secure entrance to a cargo shipping area, airport spokesman Victor Gill said. The railing for a walkway to a nearby building was also mangled in the crash.