Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Car: Police

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013  |  Updated 7:09 PM EDT
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A car crashes into a police cruiser in Upper Darby.

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A car crashes into a police cruiser in Upper Darby.

A police officer is recovering after a car accident in Upper Darby.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says the officer, who has not yet been identified, was responding to a call for a stolen vehicle in Springfield. As he drove, his police cruiser was struck by another vehicle at State Road and Miller Avenue.

The officer was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The driver who crashed into the police vehicle was taken into custody. Chitwood says the driver appeared to be intoxicated and that he underwent a toxicology test. No charges have been filed at this time as police continue to investigate.

Both the driver's father and brother contacted NBC10. The father claimed his son was not drunk but that police also informed him his son may be charged with DUI. According to the father, the driver "hasn't had a drink in nine years."

The driver's brother also claimed he wasn't drunk and was instead "sleep-deprived" at the time of the crash.

Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.

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