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San Rafael police car struck, officer injured in DUI crash

SAN RAFAEL -- A San Rafael police officer was injured in the early hours of Saturday morning after a driver under the influence crashed into a police car.

At around 1:30 a.m., the officer was on patrol driving through the intersection at Francisco Boulevard East and Bellam Boulevard in San Rafael when a speeding driver ran the red light and broadsided the police car, according to the police.

Police Car Broadsided
San Rafael police car was broadsided by DUI suspect Sept. 30, 2023 San Rafael Police

The safety equipment in the police car worked to protect the officer, who only sustained minor injuries. The officer was taken to a hospital for additional medical treatment and has since been allowed to go home to recover.

The speeding driver was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail for allegedly driving without a license, driving under the influence and resulting in injury.

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