August 2, 2010 in City

CdA officer hurt after avoiding wrong-way driver

 

A Coeur d’Alene Police officer scraped his arm Sunday after he swerved to miss an alleged drunk driver on Interstate 90 and crashed into a concrete barrier.

Jodi L. Warner, 43, of Post Falls, faces charges of excessive DUI and leaving the scene of a crash, according to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

About 9 p.m., the officer was eastbound on I-90 responding to a domestic violence call when he saw a vehicle headed toward him in his lane, police said. The officer had to swerve to miss a head-on collision.

The wrong-way driver crashed into a guard rail near Atlas Road soon after the near-collision, police said. Warner was arrested at the scene.


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