DUI suspected in crash where cop car was hit

Posted at 7:01 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 09:01:34-04

Investigators suspect that a driver was drunk when she slammed into a police officer's vehicle early Monday morning.

Denver Police say a female officer was driving southbound on South Downing Street when her vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle on East Warren Avenue around 5:04 a.m. The police SUV ended up on the sidewalk, wedged against a hill on the front lawn of a home.

A damaged blue coup came to a halt a few yards down the street.

Early Monday, police had blocked the intersection with yellow crime scene tape.

The officer was taken to the hospital.