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    Authorities: Drunk driver rear-ends police car; officer hurt

    October 14, 2019

    RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was driving drunk when she rear-ended a police cruiser, injuring an officer.

    The crash in Ringwood occurred around 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

    Authorities say a 55-year-old Oakland woman was driving at a high rate of speed when her vehicle struck the cruiser driven by a Ringwood officer. The cruiser was totaled.

    The officer was treated at a hospital for neck and knee injuries, while the woman apparently was not injured. Their names have not been released.

    The woman was charged with assault by auto and drunken driving.