Drunk driver cited after collision with LPD cruiser

LPD says a man was cited for DUI and reckless driving after he hit an LPD cruiser while the officer was conducting a traffic stop.

This happened Friday morning at 2 am when an Lincoln Police officer was stopped along Nebraska Highway 2.

The officer was facing westbound in his marked police cruiser, and he had the vehicle’s emergency lights activated. A westbound vehicle driven by collided with the rear of the police officer’s vehicle.

The officer was treated for minor injuries at a local area hospital and released.

The driver was cited for DUI (M) (1st offense) and reckless driving (M). 

He had a BAC showing .222, nearly three times the legal limit. The man was then taken to The Bridge for safe detoxification.

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