This past Tuesday night, it is reported that a Santa Maria police officer sustained a minor head injury after being hit by a drunk driver. Reports indicate that at the time of the accident, the officer had been transporting an arrestee to a local police station for booking.
The police report for the incident claims that the officer was traveling eastbound on Morrison Avenue just after 10:00 PM. While driving, he was hit by a car that had run a stop light on Pine Street and sideswiped another patrol vehicle.
Following the accident, the officer was treated at the Marian Medical Center and released. His vehicle suffered minor damage and the California Highway Patrol says that it is still investigating the collision.
The driver of the other vehicle, 53 year old Robert Thomas Kelly Jr., was arrested for felony DUI.
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