A taxicab rear-ended an ambulance in central Phoenix early Thursday morning, police said.

At 2 a.m., officers were called to Thomas Road near 22nd Street to find that the taxi had struck the rear of the ambulance, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman.

When both of the vehicles pulled into a nearby parking lot, the taxi driver left his vehicle and walked away, Fortune said. He was found a short time later after a search of the area, she said.

The ambulance was not transporting anyone, but the driver and passenger complained of minor injures, Fortune said. The cab driver’s passenger, an adult man, was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Fortune said.

During their investigation, officers noticed that the cab driver showed symptoms of intoxication. The driver was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI,  Fortune said.

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