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Officer suffers minor injuries when patrol car struck by suspected drunken driver

Updated Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 | 9:11 a.m.

A Metro Police officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning after his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver, police said.

The accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Maryland Parkway, near Pyle Avenue.

The officer was sitting in his patrol car at the scene of a separate accident, waiting for a tow truck, when his vehicle was struck in the front driver's side by another driver, Metro Lt. Glen Lowe said.

The officer was transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries, Lowe said.

The driver of the vehicle who struck the officer's car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police spokeswoman Officer Laura Meltzer said.

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  1. Let's not forget all the times Metro CLAIMED someone was drunk,like the officer that killed himself doing over 100 mph,with no lights or siren,and he hit the pick up truck that killed him.Metro was quick to judge and hungry for a conviction they never got.In fact,that cost the taxpayers a lot of our tax dollars when they finally realized the driver of the pick up was not drunk.Why was the officer killed not drug tested? No lights or siren at 100 mph.Why are Metro officers not drug tested that shoot unarmed citizens not drug tested? As a commercial driver,I am subject to random drug,alcohol testing.Let's start doing the same for killer cops.

    Jeffrey w jarvis