Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Oakland Police Car

Two Oakland police officers were inside the patrol car when the suspect ran a red light and rammed into them early Monday morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

By Laura Dixon
|  Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM PDT
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Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Oakland Cop Car

The suspected drunk driver fled after colliding with the patrol car, but the officers caught up with the driver and arrested him on suspicion of DUI, McDonald said.

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An alleged drunk driver slammed into an Oakland police patrol car early Monday after running a red light, police said.

The collision occurred just after midnight in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, where a car crashed into a patrol car with two officers inside, Officer Kevin McDonald said.

The suspected drunk driver fled after colliding with the patrol car, but the officers caught up with the driver and arrested him on suspicion of DUI, McDonald said.

The driver's name was not immediately releaseded by police.

One of the officers complained of pain following the crash, which also caused moderate to major damage to the patrol vehicle, McDonald said.

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