Suspected drunk driver sideswipes police vehicle

Posted at 4:36 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 18:36:31-05

A man is suspected of being intoxicated while driving slowly and erratically in Grand Junction.

The Daily Sentinel reports another driver spotted the swerving vehicle and notified authorities. Grand Junction police officer Ginny Chase responded and says the suspect sideswiped her vehicle.

The suspect's Pontiac Grand Am had lost a tire and was driven on the rim. The vehicle's front license plate was somehow lost and steam was coming from the hood.

Chase says the suspect wasn't going very fast, but was obviously a danger.

Police say the man suspected of driving the car under the influence failed sobriety tests and was taken into custody to have his blood tested for alcohol content.