Police: Suspected drunk driver crashes into helicopter on highway

Police in western New Mexico said a suspected drunk driver crashed into a medical transport helicopter that had responded to a rollover crash early Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies in McKinley County, N.M., said the driver went around a barricade on a state highway near Gallup, N.M., and crashed into the helicopter, as well as a fire truck.

Police arrested, Glenn Livingston, 26, of Gallup on charges of aggravated DWI, resisting arrest and other offenses, The Associated Press reported.

The helicopter was unoccupied and not running at the time of the crash, KRQE-TV reported. The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said no injuries were reported.

All of the vehicles involved, including the helicopter, had to be towed from the site, police said.

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