Drunk driver hits parked patrol car, injures trooper
BROOKINGS, Ore. -- A state trooper was injured on Highway 101 early Thursday morning when a drunk driver drifted off the road and hit his parked cruiser, officials said.
Sean Russell, 19 of Brookings, was driving his Dodge pickup north on Hwy 101. He had a blood-alcohol concentration of .18 percent.
At around 1:30 a.m. Russell drifted onto the road's shoulder going about 65 miles-per-hour. He hit the back of Senior State Trooper Jeff Johnson's patrol car, which was parked near milepost 358.
The dodge then hit a guard rail and continued down the road about 100 yards.
Johnson was taken to Sutter Coast Hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released, however he did complain of back pain.
Russell wasn't injured injured in the crash. He was arrested for driving under the influence and lodged at the Curry County jail. Russell was arraigned later in the day.