Suspected DUI driver sends officer to hospital

Devonshire closed while police investigate crash

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed

A police car was damaged and an officer sent to the hospital after the cruiser in which the officer was riding collided with another vehicle driven by a person who is suspected of driving under the influence.
The crash occurred Thursday, Aug. 9 causing the Hemet Police Department to respond to a traffic collision involving a Hemet Police patrol vehicle and a Honda Accord.
The collision occurred near the intersection of Devonshire and Tahquitz avenues within Hemet city limits. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the Honda is suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and the investigation is ongoing.
Devonshire between Tahquitz and Gilbert Street was closed in both directions for about an hour while an investigation was completed.

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