Drunk driver rear-ends police car

ATLANTA -- A driver was arrested after rear-ending a police car in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. during a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Lee Street.

Atlanta Police Capt. Janet Brady said a police officer pulled over a driver in a routine traffic stop. As the officer worked the stop, his patrol car was rear-ended by a red pickup truck.

The truck was stopped at the intersection of Lee Street and White Oak Avenue. Brady said its driver was under the influence; police arrested him, but did not provide his name. A female passenger in the car cooperated with investigators and gave them a statement.

The police officer complained of neck pain after the accident and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.


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