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Drunk Driver Damages Two SLCPD Patrol Cars
SALT LAKE CITY — Overnight, a suspected drunk driver, who is 17-year-old, damaged two Salt Lake City Police Department patrol cars.
This investigation started at approximately 1:03 a.m. while SLCPD patrol officers were handling an unrelated call for service near 751 South 300 East. Officers had parked their marked patrol cars with their emergency lights on.
While the officers were outside their cars, a Toyota Corolla, driven by a 17-year-old female, smashed into the rear of one SLCPD car, which pushed it into the second parked SLCPD car.
Paramedics treated the woman for minor injuries at the scene. No one else was injured.
The Utah Highway Patrol responded to investigate the crash and ultimately arrested the driver for driving under the influence.
This crash serves as a reminder to not drink and drive, and to always be aware of emergency vehicles. Utah law requires drivers to slow down and move over when emergency vehicles are present with their emergency lights activated.
Two photos from the scene are being released.