Suspected drunk driver with child passenger slams into Mountain View police vehicle

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Colo. -- A suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a patrol vehicle, injuring three people early Wednesday morning, the Mountain View Police Department said.

Police said about 1:20 a.m., officers arrested a suspected intoxicated man who was stumbling in the roadway in the 4100 block of North Sheridan Boulevard.

The man was placed in the back seat of the patrol vehicle to be taken into custody.

About 15 minutes, as officers were gathering the man's belongings, a 2013 Ford Escape traveling southbound on Sheridan rammed into the back of the patrol vehicle, which was stopped in the right lane with its emergency lights activated, police said.

The patrol vehicle was pushed about 30 feet onto the sidewalk. Police said the Ford Escape, driven by a 34-year-old woman with a 7-year-old female passenger, stopped in the left lane of Sheridan.

The suspect in the patrol vehicle was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. He was treated and released. The driver and passenger in the Ford Escape were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The officers were able to take evasive action to avoid the collision and were not injured. Both vehicles are suspected to be totaled.

Police said drugs and alcohol are suspected in the crash, which remains under investigation.

The identity of the male suspect and the woman driver have not been released.

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