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Wrongway driver slams into RPD cruiser

Posted at 10:14 AM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 00:23:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond police officer was taken to the hospital after his cruiser was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

The officer was driving north on Chamberlave Ave, near West Fritz Street, at about 9 p.m. Saturday when a car headed in the wrong direction hit the cruiser.

The driver, 47-year-old George W. Taylor,  was charged with DUI.

The police  officer was taken to VCU Medical Center for overnight observation. His condition has not yet been released.