A woman suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol slammed into the back of an Escondido police patrol vehicle Thursday evening, investigators said.
The officer in a marked police SUV was making a right turn onto Juniper Street from 2nd Avenue when he was rear-ended by a 2012 Toyota Yaris.
Police say the driver, 59-year-old Escondido resident Denise Ann Delacruz, was at fault in the collision.
She was arrested on suspicion of DUI. No one was injured in the crash.
Escondido police said during the holidays, they have increased their DUI enforcement.
To report any suspicious activity, call the anonymous tip line at 760-743-8477.