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Concord Police Officer Injured In Suspected DUI Crash

CONCORD – According to the police, 30-year-old Angel Carrera-Lopez was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday as he crashed his truck into a police vehicle.

The crash happened as the cops were investigating another accident linked to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The cops were waiting for the tow truck at the accident spot when Carrera-Lopez crashed a black 2002 GMC pickup into the left side of a police vehicle.

The police vehicle was struck at about 2 a.m. at Meadow Lane and Leland Way.

Road signs showing that the cops were working there were ignored by the DUI suspect and according to Cpl. Christopher Blakely, “We make ourselves real noticeable”.

The cop who got hit sustained non-life threatening facial injuries. He was rushed to the hospital and a K-9 with the officer was taken to a veterinarian as a precaution. They both were released from the hospital on Saturday.

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