TUSTIN, California (March 7, 2013) — A Tustin police officer was injured Wednesday morning after a suspected drunk driver hit his patrol car while he was sitting in the vehicle blocking traffic while another suspected drunk driver was being investigated for DUI, according to a report by NBC News.
Just after 1 a.m., the police officer was in the process of arresting another driver, Ty Hosman, 34, of Tustin. Hosman had crashed into a power pole and knocked it down in the 13000 block of Red Hill Avenue, the report said. The repeat drunk driver was convicted of DUI in 2005 and 2008, according to records obtained by NBC News.
About an hour after Hosman’s car crash, a second suspected drunk driver crashed into the policeman’s patrol car. while he was blocking traffic from the first wreck. Edmundo Rosas, 20, was also arrested at the scene of the crash for DUI just after he hit the police car about 2:20 a.m., the report said.
The California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the crash with the patrol car to investigate the circumstances.
“These two crashes ultimately show that drunk drivers have no control of their actions while behind the wheel of their vehicles,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Police are sometimes more vulnerable to being hit by them as they are on our roadways with them every day.”
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