A man faces charges of driving under the influence after his car slammed right into a police patrol car in Pacific Beach Tuesday.
The San Diego police officer was traveling on Garnett Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Monday when his patrol car was struck by an oncoming driver.
Officials say the driver of a Hyundai Accent ran a stop sign on Morrell Street and struck the patrol car.
The officer used his radio to request an ambulance for himself officials said. Both drivers were transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
The 28-year-old officer, who was not identified, was described as a 5-year veteran of the department.
The Accent driver is 23 and was arrested on one count of driving under the influence officials said.