Suspected Drunk Driver Slams Into Police Cruiser At I-75 Crash Scene

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 7:49 am

LINCOLN PARK (WWJ) - Officials say a 49-year-old Detroit man was driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into a Michigan State Police cruiser along I-75.

Troopers were blocking two lanes on northbound I-75 near Dix in Lincoln Park around 1:30 a.m. Thursday while a previous crash was being cleaned up on the freeway. 

Police say the suspect failed to stop and struck the front driver’s side of the patrol vehicle, then continued northbound on I-75. Troopers caught up with the vehicle and the driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated. 

"The suspect driver alcohol results were twice the legal limit," police said in a statement. 

The patrol vehicle is drivable, but has about $3,000 in damages. No injuries were reported. 

Charges are pending.