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  • 19 April 2014, 16:39

Man Held For 'Drink Driving' After Cop Car Crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car crashed into a police patrol vehicle in Dudley in the West Midlands.

The 44-year-old was held at around 2.40am on Saturday after a Volkswagen Golf mounted the pavement and hit the car, injuring two officers.

The driver of the police car arrested the man on suspicion of drink-driving.

A second police officer had to be removed from the patrol car by fire crews and was taken to hospital.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Chief Inspector Jack Hadley, of West Midlands Police, said: "Both officers were extremely lucky not to suffer more serious injuries.

"The driver of the other car had lost control of his vehicle and the end result could have been far worse."

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