- Deputy was injured in crash in Washington Township, Michigan on Saturday
- He was responding to a call when a woman, 27, blew through an intersection
- The cars collided and the woman was arrested on suspecion of drunk driving
A woman suspected of drunk driving has crashed into a police car after running a red light.
A deputy with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a call in Washington Township, Michigan around 1am Saturday when the crash occurred at a controlled intersection.
Dashcam video shows the police car, driven by a 17-year veteran of the force, approaching the intersection where the stop lights are flashing.
The deputy approaches the intersection while responding to a call, where he has flashing yellow lights, which mean proceed with caution. Cross traffic has flashing red lights
Suddenly a Ford Edge flies into the deputy’s path, and he is unable to avoid a collision
The deputy has a flashing yellow light, which means proceed with caution, while the cross traffic has a flashing red light, which is the same as a stop sign.
Suddenly, a 2010 Ford Edge flies into view, and the deputy is unable to break.
The impact sends the patrol car spinning out, and the deputy was injured and hospitalized, but is expected to recover.
Police said the woman driving the Ford had a blood alcohol content of .12, which is over the legal limit.
The 27-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.
The suspect and and her passenger were not injured in the crash.
The deputy’s K-9 partner was also uninjured, despite the severity of the crash.
The police car spins out and there is no sound or movement inside after the crash. The deputy was injured and hospitalized but is expected to recover