Driver Who 'Didn't 'Properly Defrost Windows' Crashes Into Police Car

WWJ News
November 16, 2019 - 2:38 pm

ROSEVILLE (WWJ) - Authorities say a driver crashed into a police cruiser because his windows were so frozen, he couldn't see the road properly. 

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday along eastbound 13 Mile Road at Calahan Road, just east of Hayes Road in Roseville.

According to police, a Fraser resident was entering 13 Mile when his vehicle collided with a Roseville police cruiser.

"The resident of Fraser did not properly defrost the windows of his vehicle," police said in a statement. "It is believed that this directly led to the traffic crash."

The driver, who was not identified, was found at fault and issued a corresponding violation.

The officer was transported to the hospital for evaluation and has since been released. He's expected to return to full duty early this week.

Police are reminding all drivers that it is against state law to drive with obstructed vision -- including frost- and snow-covered windows.