An allegedly drunk FedEx driver smashed into a California Highway Patrol car in South Sacramento Saturday morning, sending the officer to the hospital with major injuries, according to police.
Officers say San Lorenzo resident Gregory Ramirez, 41, is behind bars and charged with driving under the influence causing injury and possession of a controlled substance.
Police say Ramirez hit an on-foot CHP officer who was trying to clear the scene of hit and run that had happened earlier on Highway 50 near 15th street.
"A Fed Ex truck in the slower lanes struck the officer and collided with the patrol vehicle," CHP officer Michael Bradley said. "These crashes are so preventable. The patrol vehicle had its lights on, and that's why we tell people to slowdown and move over a lane."
The injured officer is the third CHP patrolman in two months to be hit by a car while responding to a crash.