Officer Involved in Car Crash Overnight, Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A Mt. Juliet police officer was involved in an early morning head-on crash, struck by a suspected impaired driver. On Sunday, July 3, 2016 around 2:15 a.m. on Weakley Lane near Rockdale Fellowship Road, an officer was travelling home when he was hit head-on by vehicle travelling the wrong way in his lane. In an effort to reduce impact force, the officer attempted to come to a near stop just before the car collided with the patrol car. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.

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Per department protocol, the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to investigate the incident. The driver and other occupant in the vehicle are facing multiple charges from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The officer was treated on the scene by an EMT for non-life-threatening injuries.

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