SDPD Officer Injured in Pacific Beach Crash

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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.

    San Diego Officer Hurt in PB Crash

    [DGO] San Diego Officer Hurt in PB Crash
    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. (Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013)

    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.