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San Francisco police officer injured by drunken driving suspect

According to reports, a San Francisco police officer was injured by a suspected drunk driver who changed the direction of his vehicle sharply into oncoming traffic and hit the officer’s patrol car in the Mission District here on Monday.

According to police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza, the incident took place when the officer was driving east on 19th Street when suddenly a 22-year-old man speeding west drove his BMW 328i into the opposite lane of traffic. The BMW collided head on with the patrol car.

The incident took place at about 12:48 a.m.

The officer complained of pain in his neck. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and then released.

“We’re just glad that the officer is OK,” Esparza said.

The driver in the BMW was safe from any injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. However, his name was not released.

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