EL CERRITO (CBS SF) — An El Cerrito police officer escaped injury when a suspected drunk driver struck his patrol car and then fled the scene, according to police.
The incident occurred at about 8:55 p.m. in the 800 block of Richmond Street, according to police Sgt. J.T. Wahrlich.READ MORE: 3 Teens Accused Of Killing Man, Stealing His Dog & Car In San Francisco On New Year's Eve
An officer was inside his patrol car when another vehicle struck the patrol car’s front driver’s side door. The car then fled the scene, Wahrlich said.READ MORE: Santa Clara County Courts Reopening To Public As COVID-19 Omicron Surge Declines
The officer was not injured.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Police Preparing to Handle Niner Fan Festivities on Sunday
Responding officers located the driver, a 37-year-old man, shortly after the collision and arrested him on suspicion of driving while under the influence. The suspect driver was not injured in the collision, according to Wahrlich.