A Concord police officer en route to an emergency call suffered
minor injuries when a suspected drunk driver crashed into his patrol car this
Police said the officer was driving north on Oak Grove Road around
12:40 p.m. with the patrol car's emergency lights and sirens on when the
driver of a Ford Fiesta made an illegal left turn in front of his car.
officer was unable to avoid the Ford and broadsided it, according to police.
The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as
Police said the driver of the Ford Fiesta, identified as
45-year-old Margaret Collins of Concord, was uninjured in the crash.
After further investigation, officers determined that Collins had
been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the Concord
Police Department Jail. Police said she would be cited and released.