DUI driver strikes occupied patrol car

On 11/6/2011, at approximately 2:41 a.m., an officer was on patrol north bound on Aurora Ave N. in the 12200 block traveling at approximately 30 mph. The officer saw headlights in his rear view mirror and realized he was about to be rear-ended.

The officer attempted to accelerate out of the way but was struck from behind. The suspect vehicle then veered to the right coming to a stop against a cement post in place to shield a fire hydrant. There were no injuries; the suspect vehicle was occupied by three males.

The driver was processed for DUI.