DUI Accidents in Fresno: Drunk Driver Collides With Police Cruiser

Reports of DUI accidents in Fresno have occurred with even police officers. Two area officers were treated and released following a violent collision with a drunk driver. As reported by ABC 30, the accident happened near Bullard Avenue and Fig Garden Drive.

The officers were responding to a call at an apartment building. As they were pulling out the complex, a truck crashed into the side of the car. The driver of the cruiser needed to be pried from the police car. The officer riding in the passenger side was able to get out an arrest the at-fault driver. The driver of the truck was booked on felony DUI charges. Both officers were released from the hospital following the wreck.

Due to the severity of the accident, the collision reconstruction unit was still called in to investigate the scene. As explained by Lt. Ron Huges of the Fresno Police Department, “Anytime an officer is involved in a collision it’s treated the same way as a civilian.”

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you’ll need proper legal representation to secure the maximum amount available for your damages. Contact the attorneys at the Law Office of Rick D. Banks to schedule an appointment today.

You can reach us at (559) 222-4891.

 

Source: http://abc30.com/news/drunk-man-crashes-into-fresno-police-car-investigators-say/1049256/

 

 

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