A deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s office was taken to the hospital for treatment after her patrol car was hit by another vehicle.
The accident occurred on Wednesday morning shortly after 6 a.m. A man driving a 2005 Dodge crossed the median center line and struck the deputy’s car as well as a 2005 Jeep.
The deputy involved in the accident was sent to the hospital as a precaution but only sustained minimal injuries. The driver of the Jeep involved in the accident was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The Missouri Highway Patrol took the driver of the Dodge into custody. He is suspected of driving while intoxicated. While the name of the man who caused the accident has not been released, police have reported that the man is 36 years old.
While no one was seriously injured in this DUI accident, intoxicated drivers are among the leading causes of auto accidents in America.
Each year, thousands of lives are ruined because someone decided to drink and then get behind the wheel.
Reckless drivers who drive when they are intoxicated are a menace to everyone else on the road. They can cause injuries that range from mild to fatal and everything in between.
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