03/20/2013

Video: Drunk driver nearly hits squad head-on

The cop was forced off the road to avoid the driver, who had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit

By PoliceOne Staff

DEFOREST, Wis. — An officer was nearly hit head-on by a drunk driver who swerved into the wrong lane on St. Patrick’s Day, forcing the cop off the road.

The officer pulled his car around and pulled the driver over, who had a blood-alcohol level of .19 – more than twice the legal limit — according to NBC 15.

The driver, 27, faces more than $1000 in fines, as it was his first offense with no prior driving record.

Extra officers were placed on duty Sunday night to combat drunk driving for the holiday, according to Lt. Daniel Furseth. 

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