VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach Police officer was hurt after the department says an alleged drunk driver hit a police vehicle in the 5000 block of Shore Drive Monday night.
Around 9:17 p.m., police were investigating a crash in the area. Officers had one lane blocked with a police vehicle with its emergency lights activated.
Police say the suspect vehicle, a 2007 Ford F150, was traveling in the open lane and drifted into the closed lane, hitting the police vehicle that had an officer inside.
Police charged the suspect, 33-year-old Eric Miller of Virginia Beach, with failure to maintain lane, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, DUI and refusal to give sample of breath/blood.
The officer who was involved in the crash was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 5000 block of Shore Drive was closed while authorities investigated, but it has since reopened to traffic.
Miller appeared in court March 28, where he was granted a $5,000 secured bond.