Police: Drunken driver crashes into state trooper

Police said the trooper was driven by colleagues to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 9:24 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Arizona man was arrested in central Oregon after police say he crashed into an Oregon State Police trooper while driving drunk, causing the patrol car to overturn onto its side.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the trooper, who hasn't been identified, was driving south on South Highway 97 in Redmond while Christopher Luna drove north and then turned into a motel parking lot, Redmond police said.

Police say Luna crashed into the state trooper after making the turn, sending the patrol car into a nearby vacant parking lot.

The trooper was driven by colleagues to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and Luna was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Luna was arrested. He is accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree assault, reckless driving and reckless endangering. 

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