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Driver Charged with DWI in Cherry Hill Crash Involving Police

By kcora on
Cherry Hill

A driver is being accused of driving while intoxicated allegedly ramming into a Cherry Hill police cruiser Saturday, authorities said.

According to police, at approximately 1:38 this morning, a wrong-way driver on Route 70 near Kingston Drive struck a Cherry Hill Police patrol car, resulting in injuries to both drivers, closing Route 70 westbound between Ranoldo Terrace and Kingston Drive for over three hours during the investigation.

The operator of a green 1998 Chevy Malibu was traveling east in the westbound lanes in the area of the Wawa convenience store at Rt 70 and Kingston Drive.

The officer was traveling behind another westbound vehicle, and as that vehicle quickly swerved to avoid the wrong-way driver, the police officer had no way to avoid her and they collided head-on.

Both drivers were taken to Cooper Hospital for treatment and the officer was released.

The other driver was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

The offending driver was issued motor vehicle summonses and was charged with driving while intoxicated. Additional charges are pending.

The Cherry Hill Police Traffic Safety Unit is urging anyone having information on this incident to contact Sgt. Glenn Charney at 856-761-4314.