Suspected drunk driver with toddler hits police cruiser

Posted at 7:44 AM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 08:24:17-05

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — No one was hurt when an alleged drunk driver with a child in the backseat hit a police cruiser.

The incident happened just before 11 p.m on Friday, near Red Arrow Highway and County Road 681.

Two officers on routine patrol noticed a car outside a business that was getting ready to close.

As the officers approached, a 25-year-old Hartford man began to pull away, then stopped his vehicle abruptly.

Deputies say that he then reversed his car into the cruiser, causing damage to both vehicles.

The driver was then given a sobriety test, which showed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Police said the driver's 2-year-old son was in the backseat.

That suspect's name has not been released. He is now facing multiple charges.