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Another Aurora police cruiser struck by suspected drunk driver; officer injured but OK

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Posted at 11:04 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 13:22:02-04

AURORA, Colo. – An Aurora police officer suffered minor injuries after a suspected drunk driver struck the back of her police car around midnight Friday, officials said. It was the second straight week that an Aurora police car has been hit by a suspected drunk driver.

The crash on Friday happened at East Hampden Avenue and South Uravan Street in Aurora. The officer was investigating an accident when the suspect, Angela Goodteacher, 46, hit the back of her car, police spokesman Matt Longshore said.

Goodteacher, who was uninjured, was taken into custody on charges of DUI and careless driving.

Everyone, PLEASE, enjoy your #MemorialDay weekend but remember to #DriveSober!

— Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) May 25, 2019

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries but is OK. She was in her police car when the crash happened.

Last week, a suspected drunk driver crashed into two Aurora police cruisers near the intersection of 38th Street and Chambers. One car was totaled and the other damaged, but no officers were injured.

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