Officer Struck While Investigating Accident
A police officer responded to the scene of an accident and was involved in a collision herself. The officer was shaken up but uninjured in the collision. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was arrested for driving under the influence.
According to reports of the incident, a truck and a motorcycle collided in a northbound lane of I-75. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. An officer responding to that accident was traveling on the northbound side of the highway when she slowed her patrol car. As she slowed down, a person driving a BMW struck her patrol vehicle.
The driver of the BMW was arrested on scene. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. That driver was transported to a local hospital and after treatment, was transported to Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
Reports did not indicate whether or not a bond had been set for the man or if he posted it. It is not known when he will be appearing in court.
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