Wyoming police officer hurt when drunk driver hits cruiser

Posted at 11:44 AM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 16:39:09-04

WYOMING, Mich. — A Wyoming Department of Public Safety officer was injured when his cruiser was struck by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver shortly after midnight.

At 12:50 a.m. Sunday, the cruiser was struck by a vehicle in the intersection of 28th Street and Buchanan Avenue SW. The crash occurred when a northbound vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Comstock Park man failed to yield the right of way as it was turning west onto 28th Street.

The cruiser was traveling eastbound and had a yellow flashing light.

The 29-year-old Wyoming Public Safety officer was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

The driver of the at-fault vehicle was arrested at the scene for operating while intoxicated and has been lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility.

The crash remains under investigation by Wyoming police.

Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to contact the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at (616) 530-7300 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.