Video: DUI driver slams into Calif. police cruiser at intersection

"We're lucky our deputy survived this accident. A few more feet and he would have been severely injured, if not killed in that crash," Sheriff Greg Ahern said


By Police1 Staff

OAKLAND, Calif. — Video captured the moment a DUI suspect ran a red light and slammed into a cruiser at an intersection. 

According to KTVU, the Alameda County sheriff's deputy was returning to a police station Sunday when suspect Gregorio Bautista Garcia, 21, ran a red light and broadsided the deputy. The crash sent Garcia's car into a lawn outside a church and started a fire inside the deputy’s vehicle. 

Garcia was charged with misdemeanor DUI. The deputy is expected to be OK. 

"We're lucky that our deputy survived this accident. A few more feet and he would have been severely injured, if not killed in that crash," Sheriff Greg Ahern told KTVU.

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