SDPD Officer Injured in Pacific Beach Crash

By Megan Tevrizian and R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 7:53 AM PDT
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A driver was arrested after his vehicle collided with a San Diego police patrol car - injuring both him and the officer. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports.

A driver was arrested after his vehicle collided with a San Diego police patrol car - injuring both him and the officer. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports.

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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.
 

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