Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash that injured Miami police officer

Officer taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with head injury

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

MIAMI - A Miami police officer was injured Thursday morning in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver.

The crash occurred at a construction site near Northwest 14th Street and Northwest Third Avenue.

Officer Mario Gonzalez was sitting in an unmarked car, apparently blocking the construction site to traffic, when it was struck by another car.

Police arrested the driver of that car, Belkis Salgado, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Belkis Salgado faces charges of driving under the influence and DUI causing serious bodily injury.

Gonzalez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital to be treated for a head injury. He could be seen with a bandage on his head.

A Miami police officer arrives at Jackson Memorial Hospital after he was injured when another car plowed into his unmarked car at a construction site.

According to an arrest affidavit, Salgado had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and had trouble balancing. Police said officers were unable to finish a roadside sobriety test because of her combative behavior, and she refused to submit to a breath test.

Salgado was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The 33-year-old faces charges of DUI and DUI causing serious bodily injury.

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