July 18, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Drunk Driver Arrested For Crashing Into SMPD Officer

The Officer Had Been Ejected From Her Scooter

By Zach Armstrong

At the intersection of Yale Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, a black Audi traveling westbound struck an SMPD Traffic Services Officer on a scooter as she crossed a green light. 

Responding officers found the officer had been ejected from the scooter and was suffering from significant injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition, according to SMPD.

Following a DUI exam of the Audi driver, they were arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence.

“Our hearts are with our injured employee as she begins the long road to healing. This is a hard reminder that we are all at risk, anytime and anywhere, when drivers choose to use drugs or drink and drive.” read a statement from SMPD. “For the safety of all of us in the Santa Monica community, if you see someone who appears to be driving under the influence, call 9-1-1 immediately.”

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