Drunken driver slams into Miami-Dade patrol car, police say

Paramedics treated both drivers for minor injuries at the scene

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A drunken driver crashed his car into a Miami-Dade County police patrol car early Saturday along State Road 112 in northwest Miami-Dade County, authorities said.

According to investigators, the man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta near Northwest 27th Avenue around 7 a.m. when he struck the police car. The crash briefly caused several lanes to close, but they have since been reopened to traffic.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue paramedics treated the officer and the other driver for minor injuries at the scene.

The man, who was not identified, was arrested, police said.