INDIAN RIVER CO. – No one was injured after a suspected drunk driver struck a Sheriff Sergeant’s vehicle head-on while the sergeant was stopped at a red light.The crash occurred in the 800 block of Old Dixie Hwy. at 6 a.m. March 28.
The sergeant was stopped at the traffic signal facing north on Old Dixie Hwy. at 8th Street when the suspected drunk driver stopped at the intersection facing south.The driver, identified as Alex McKinney, abruptly pulled through the intersection, running the red light, and struck the front passenger side bumper of the sergeant’s patrol vehicle.
McKinney then reversed and drove around the sergeant, heading south on Old Dixie.The sergeant activated his emergency lights, turned the vehicle around and was able to conduct a traffic stop.McKinney was taken into custody without further incident.The patrol vehicle sustained some damage but was able to be driven back to the Sheriff’s Office garage for repair.
Source: Indian River Sheriff’s Office