A California Highway Patrol Officer was injured in a car accident while parked in the center divide of U.S. 101, when a suspected drunken driver struck his patrol car.
The man, 19, was arrested and transported to Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, causing injury to others and rear-ending the CHP officer’s patrol car, on Monday evening. The driver also crashed into another vehicle. The CHP officer and citizen were helping a driver of another vehicle that had a flat tire.
The driver was treated at San Jose Regional Medical Center prior to being taken to jail.
The officer was treated at San Jose Regional Medical Center for a minor concussion and cuts and on his face. At this time his name is not being released and the crash is still under investigation.
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