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Officer Injured In DUI Collision In Phoenix

By Knowles Law Firm, PLC  Sep. 24, 2012 4:10p

Suspect Rams Into Rear Of Stopped Patrol Car

A woman accused of driving under the influence was arrested after she drove into the parked vehicle of a Phoenix police officer. The law enforcement agent was wounded, along with another driver who was pulled over and being ticketed at the time of the accident.

The collision is reported to have occurred on the evening of Thursday, September 5th, at approximately 10:30 PM. According to initial reports filed by law enforcement officials pertaining to the incident, the injured policeman was in the process of making a routine traffic stop when he was rammed from behind by the suspect. After witnessing a traffic violation, the man had pulled over a car at the intersection of Van Buren and 24th in downtown Phoenix.

After taking the driver's license of the violator, the police officer was sitting in his patrol vehicle with emergency lights flashing, running the drivers information through the database in his car. At this point, reports claim, the suspect failed to stop and drove at high speed into the back of the patrolman's car. The impact caused the officer's vehicle to ram the pulled over car in front of him, injuring both the officer and the driver.

Charges Filed In DUI Case

After colliding with the law enforcement vehicle, the suspect continued on for a short time before driving into the parking lot of a nearby used car dealership, striking several of the automobiles before coming to a halt. The woman, 24-years old, was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, along with the officer.

The driver of the pulled-over car incurred several minor injuries, along with a passenger, but both were treated at the scene and released. Once she had been given medical care, the woman was administered a blood alcohol content test and taken into custody by police officials. The officer, a six-year veteran of the force, was released later that evening.

Reports indicate that the woman faces several charges, including aggravated DUI, driving with a suspended license, and three counts of endangerment. Should she be found guilty of these crimes, the suspect could be sentenced to several years in prison as well as forced to pay a significant fine.

A DUI Defense Lawyer Is Here To Help

Driving under the influence of alcohol is an extremely serious charge that carries harsh penalties in Arizona. Our state has some of the strictest DUI laws in the US, and prosecutors and law enforcement officers are often very diligent in pursuing convictions. With the odds stacked against you, the best way to fight back is by seeking the aid of a DUI defense attorney with experience to represent you. At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, we are dedicated to representing you aggressively both in and out of the courtroom. Visit our website or contact our office to discuss the details of your case with a member of our legal team right away!

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