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Charges Pending After Drunk Driver Strikes Police Vehicle in Perkasie, Police Say



(Credit: Perkasie Borough Police Department)

Keith Heffintrayer | North Penn Now

Criminal charges are pending against a Telford woman accused
of striking a Perkasie Borough Police vehicle while driving under the influence
of alcohol Sunday evening.

Police said an officer was traveling northbound on Arthur
Avenue in a marked vehicle at 9:29 p.m. near the borough library when a southbound
Volkswagen Tiguan crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck the police
vehicle in an offset head-on collision. The officer inside of the vehicle was
transported from the scene via ambulance to Grand View Hospital for treatment
of undisclosed injuries, and they have since been released.

The driver of the Volkswagen, identified as a 29-year-old
Telford woman, was uninjured in the crash, police said. The woman’s name is
being withheld by this news organization, as she has not officially been
charged at the time of publishing. (Editor’s note: the name of the accused
will be published in follow up coverage, once the charges have been filed.)

Police said the woman displayed signs of intoxication at the
scene, and she was taken into custody after failing a series of field sobriety

The crash and subsequent investigation is being handled by
Pennsylvania State Police – Dublin, per Perkasie Borough Police protocol for
crashes involving police vehicles.

All suspects and defendants are innocent until proven
guilty. This story was compiled using public court records.

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