Summit woman allegedly injures officer after car accident | Kisling, Nestico & Redick
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November 20, 2014

Law enforcement officers perform daily patrols in different areas of Summit County, Ohio, to keep the residents safe from crime and other dangerous incidents. These officers know a lot when it comes to safe driving, but that does not mean that they themselves are safe from car accidents involving a drunk driver.

In Ohio, a police officer was hospitalized following a car accident that occurred in Ravenna Township. The Ohio Highway Patrol reported that a 2000 Volvo S80 was traveling west near Infirmary Road on July 2 when the car crash happened. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly drove through a stop sign and crashed into a police cruiser.

The driver of the cruiser was transported to a hospital and sustained broken ribs and general soreness. The cruiser was destroyed in the crash and needed to be replaced. The police who investigated the car crash believe that the driver of the Volvo was under the influence at the time of the incident.

The Volvo driver was identified as a 25-year-old woman from Twinsburg. The Ohio Highway Patrol stated that the she refused to comply with any field sobriety tests. She was eventually charged with failure to yield at a stop sign and drunk driving.

Recently, the Grand Jury indicted the Summit County woman on charges of vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of driving under the influence. She was released on bond pending a trial in December. It was reported that the Ohio woman was previously arrested in 2013 for drunk driving as well.

Drunk driving is not only a driving violation, but is also a crime. Individuals charged with drunk driving are considered negligent, particularly if they cause a crash that causes a serious injury or fatality. Under such circumstances, alleged drunk drivers may face severe criminal consequences and civil liabilities.

Source: Twinsburg Bulletin, “Twinsburg woman indicted in alleged drunken crash with portage county deputy,” Dave O’Brien, Nov. 6, 2014