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SAPD: Drunken driver slams into police cruiser as officer tends to another crash

SAN ANTONIO – A drunken driver slammed into an officer's parked patrol unit as the officer tended to another accident on the highway early Sunday morning, police said.

According to authorities, a police officer was assisting with an accident on Loop 410 and San Pedro Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when a man hit the officer's car.

A preliminary report stated the officer was in the patrol unit and was taken to University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, identified as a 43-year-old man, was also taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said they will pursue a charge of driving while intoxicated. 

The collision shut down all but one eastbound lane of Loop 410 as officers cleared debris and processed the scene.

Editor's note: This report has been updated to include new information from a preliminary report on the crash. An earlier version, which stated no one was in the patrol car at the time of the crash, was based on information gathered at the scene of the crash.