2 Officers Hurt in Suspected DUI Crashes

By Lauren DiSanto and Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Nov 25, 2013  |  Updated 9:42 AM EDT
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2 Officers Hurt in Suspected DUI Crashes

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Two separate crashes left police officers in two different counties hospitalized. And in both cases, the drivers were possible intoxicated.

The first wreck left a Bensalem police officer hurt after her police cruiser was hit by a van on Sunday night in Lower Southampton Township.

Lower Southampton police confirmed to NBC10 that the officer was involved in the crash at Brownsville and Old Street Road around 7:30 p.m.

The officer was taken to Aria Torresdale hospital with neck and back pain.

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The driver, a woman in her 50s, was taken into custody on suspicion of drunken driving, though police did not immediately release the woman's identity or charge her. Officers say they found an open beer bottle in her van.

Then, around 11:30 p.m., a Philadelphia Police officer wound up hospitalized after being rear-ended at B and Ontario Streets in North Philadelphia.

According to accident investigators, the officer was able to pull over the other vehicle about a block away.

The officer suffered minor injuries that left him hospitalized at Temple University Hospital and was expected to be OK, according to police.

The suspected intoxicated driver is expected to be charged with DUI.

 


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