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.

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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.

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The officer was not injured.

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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.