ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis police officer is hospitalized after a suspected drunken driver ran a stop sign and struck his patrol car.
The accident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday. The officer is being treated for a laceration on his head, but details about his condition were not released.
Police say the officer was on his way to a call when a speeding car hit the patrol car, knocking it airborne. It struck a telephone pole and flipped onto its side.
The driver of the car that struck the patrol car was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and second-degree assault. He is being treated at a hospital, but details of his injuries were not released. Police have not released names of either man.