Troopers: DUII driver hits police car, injures officer
BEND, Ore. - A police officer conducting a traffic stop was njured when a drunk driver rear-ended his patrol car Tuesday night, Oregon State Police said.
Bend Police Officer Justin Lovrien, a 10-year veteran of the force, had just concluded a traffic stop on the Bend Parkway at 11:20 p.m.
He was seated in his patrol car when Tina Rae Taylor, 35, of Bend crashed her 1999 Toyota Corolla into the rear of the stationary police car, state police said.
Officer Lovrien was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries. He was treated and released.
Taylor was not injured. Troopers arrested her on charges of DUII, assault in the third degree and reckless driving.