Suspected drunk driver hits IMPD squad car

An Indianapolis man was booked on drunken driving charges after police say he plowed into a squad car occupied by a police sergeant early Saturday morning.
 
The police supervisor was parked in his patrol car in the 200 block of South Meridian Street around 2:40 a.m. when he spotted a blue Dodge Durango headed straight for him, driving the wrong direction on a one-way section of the street.
 
The officer said he then felt the Durango bump into his police car, scuffing up the rear bumper.
 
When he approached the Durango, he said he could immediately smell a strong odor of alcohol. A DUI task force investigator was then called and police noted bloodshot eyes. The driver then failed a field sobriety test, police said.
 
The driver, Edgar D. Booker, 43, of Belhaven Place, was booked into jail on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
 
Police said he blew a .12 BAC on a breath test.
 
No one was hurt.
 
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