Suspected DUI Driver Injures Officers in Traffic Accident on Telegraph Avenue

OAKLAND, CA (September 23, 2022) – Monday night, two officers sustained injuries after a suspected DUI crash on Telegraph Avenue.

The collision happened just after 11:45 p.m. near the 3000 block of Telegraph Avenue.

According to the report, the officers were responding to a shooting incident near the area of Telegraph Avenue. One of the officers was in the police vehicle and the other was standing outside. A suspected drunk driver collided with the officers, injuring them.

Medical responders arrived at the scene and transported both officers to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, other officers arrested the involved driver for suspected DUI.

Crews closed off the area surrounding the crash for a short time to perform cleanup and preliminary duties.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these abilities are impaired when alcohol, certain medications, or illegal drugs are in the body. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up. Being responsible can keep yourself and others on the road safe.

If you have been injured in a DUI crash, please contact Sweet James today. It is our goal to provide your loved one with the highest quality of legal representation. Our firm is dedicated to helping your bereaved family obtain both justice and maximum settlement. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Call us for your free consultation at (800) 975-3435. Click here to request a police report.

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