Fort Collins police officer injured in crash with possible drunk driver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A Fort Collins police officer was taken to the hospital after a collision with a suspected drunk driver on Monday morning.

Fort Collins police told 7NEWS that Officer Dawn Johnsen was driving eastbound on Prospect Avenue,  near Lesher Middle School,  just before 10 a.m. when a Honda CRV going the opposite direction swerved in front of her.

The officer took evasive action to avoid a head-on collision and the right front panels of the cars collided, according to police spokeswoman Rita Davis.

The officer, who was in a marked patrol car,  was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Davis said the driver of the SUV,  62-year-old Raymond Randall Reilly, Jr., was being investigated for possible charges of driving under the influence.

 

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