Woman Sentenced for DUI Crash That Injured Officer

It happened Monday around 12:30 a.m., according to investigators.

Saturday, Oct 5, 2013  |  Updated 7:11 PM EDT
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Woman Sentenced for DUI Crash That Injured Officer

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A Pennsylvania woman who was driving drunk when she crashed into a police cruiser in southern New Jersey last year, seriously injuring an officer, has been sentenced to 364 days in jail.

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Krystal Cruz of Bethlehem was also ordered Friday to serve two years probation. The 29-year-old Cruz had pleaded guilty in August to assault by auto and driving under the influence.

Atlantic County prosecutors say the crash occurred Dec. 24 in Hamilton Township. They say Cruz had been drinking at a party before she ran a red light on Route 40 and collided with the officer's cruiser.

The officer, identified only as a 24-year veteran of the Hamilton force, sustained physical and neurological injuries and has not been able to return to work since the crash occurred.

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