Alleged drunk driver crashes into Kzoo police cruiser

Posted at 7:58 PM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 19:59:11-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says officers were conducting “X-Train” enforcement early Saturday morning when an alleged drunk driver plowed into the back of a police cruiser.

Police say an officer made a traffic stop around 2:22 a.m. Saturday at W. Frank and Cooley streets when another vehicle crashed into the back of the cruiser at high speed. Significant damage was done to both vehicles.

The police officer and a civilian ride-along who were in the police car at the time went to Bronson Hospital for evaluation, and were released.

Police say the driver of the car that rear-ended the cruiser was arrested for his third offense of felony operating while intoxicated, and taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Anyone with more information should contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-488-8911, or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.