Police report that an auto accident happened just after 2 a.m. on Interstate 64 when a patrol vehicle was struck by an intoxicated driver. The female Ladue police officer was responding to a call along I-64. The police officer, who was unharmed, reported being out of her car at the time of the incident, walking towards another vehicle. Police also report the female DUI driver almost collided with the second patrol car but veered her car just in time. She was then arrested in Frontenac when an officer at the scene of the crash jumped into his vehicle and pursued the reckless driver. Police report the patrol vehicles were parked on the shoulder of I-64. Police urge drivers to please move over when they see a patrol car on the side of the interstate. Authorities are asking for this gesture from the driver for police, fire, MODOT workers, and tow truck drivers. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.
Drunk driving continues to cause injuries and death every day on our nation’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving is the cause of one-third of all fatal car crashes.
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