California Officer Hurt by Alleged DUI Driver

California Officer Hurt by Alleged DUI DriverA police officer from Garden Grove, California, was injured on Sunday, August 28, by a driver allegedly drinking and driving, the Orange County Register reports.

The traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Euclid and Trask avenues on Sunday night when a four-door sedan collided with an unmarked police car. The sergeant, who was on patrol but not on his way to an incident called in from dispatch, was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After the accident, the police car ended up in the center median while the sedan ended up on the sidewalk. The 23-year-old driver of the sedan, a man from Los Angeles, is expected to be arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he is released from the hospital.

Just two days earlier, a 16-year-old was killed in Madera after being struck by an alleged drunk driver, 32-year-old Sancho Kibufu of Encino, KSEE reports. Kibufu allegedly drifted across the center line of Golden State Boulevard and crashed into a car with four teenage boys inside.

One teen was killed on impact, while the other three passengers of the car were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Kibufu has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, officers who arrest drivers for driving under the influence are required by law to forward a copy of the completed notice of suspension or revocation of a license and the license taken into possession to the DMV, along with a sworn report.

The DMV then will conduct a review of all of the data from the arrest, including any chemical test results, to decide if the suspension or revocation will be overturned or upheld. Drivers have a legal right to request a hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receiving their suspension or revocation order.