Drunk woman struck a Branford police officer cruiser charged with DUI

According to a police report, a 20-year-old woman who was driving under the influence hit the cruiser of a Branford police officer on Monday night. The officer was injured in the collision but the injuries were minor.

On Monday, Sergeant Philip Ramey was on-duty at a drunken driving checkpoint on Commercial Parkway when he stopped Crystal Carreras and her vehicle backed into Ramey’s police cruiser. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m.

Police officers determined that Carreras was driving under the influence of alcohol and took her into custody for driving while intoxicated under the age of 21.

In a news release, Chief Halloran said, “Sergeant Ramey’s DUI efforts and the injury he sustained in this crash remind us of the dangers that intoxicated drivers pose to our society and the need for police to actively remove them”.

Ramey suffered non-life-threatening back injuries in the crash. He was immediately taken to an area medical facility where he was treated and after sometime, he was released.

Carreras was released from jail after she posted a $500 bond. She was summoned to New Haven Court on driving under the influence charges on 11th of September.

News Source: www.NBCConnecticut.com

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