Wichita police car struck by suspected DUI driver

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December 12, 2019 - 1:01 pm
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Wichita police said two crashes that closed eastbound Kellogg Thursday morning were both caused by drivers suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.

Two police officers were investigating a crash involving a possible drunk driver before 3:40 west of the Central Business District near Seneca.

The officers were blocking the far right lane. One officer was outside of the car while another was inside when the second crash occurred.

“A 2013 silver Ford Focus driven by a 30-year-old female struck the rear corner of the patrol vehicle at approximately 60 mph causing it to spin. Fortunately, the officer sustained minor injuries,” said officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department.

Police said the officer inside the car and the driver of the other car were both transported to the hospital to be checked.

The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the second crash as well.

“If you consume alcoholic beverages, please use a designated driver or some sort of transportation service, such as Uber or Lyft,” said Davidson.

Police said the Wichita police car was totaled. So far, no arrests have been made in either case.

The eastbound lanes of Kellogg reopened around 6:30 a.m.

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