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Drunk Driver Crashed into Patrolling Officer’s Car

 A Memphis man was arrested for a multitude of charges after he crashed into a police vehicle while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Just after 5:00 PM on October 24, a Memphis police officer was on patrol when the passenger side of his vehicle was struck by a 2012 Ford Mustang that was pulling out of a driveway. 

After the accident, the driver of the Mustang reportedly fled on foot from the scene. 

Officers went to the site of the crash, and someone who said they saw the incident pointed the police in the direction that the suspect ran. 

When they found the 32-year-old man, he was less than a quarter of a mile from the place where the wreck took place. The officers reported that he had blood on his face. 

The police reported that when they checked his identification and the paperwork for his car, his driver’s license and registration were both invalid. 

According to the police, the smell of alcohol was coming from inside the car. When they looked inside, they reportedly saw an open 24 oz Bud Light in the center console, in addition to a second can of Bud Light and a can of Modelo on the floor in the back of the vehicle. 

The man reportedly failed a field sobriety test. 

The suspect, who consented to have his blood drawn to test his BAC, was taken into custody and booked into the Shelby County Jail. He may face charges on suspicion of driving under the influence, emerging from an alley/driveway/building, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, financial responsibility, violation of the open container law, public intoxication, and evading arrest. He was released after posting a $500 bond. 

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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