DUI suspect arrested after slamming into CHP officer's vehicle on freeway shoulder in Anaheim

A damaged California Highway Patrol vehicle is seen in the southbound 55 Freeway in Anaheim after a suspected DUI crash on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (KABC)

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Monday night when a DUI suspect slammed into the back of a CHP vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the 55 Freeway in Anaheim, authorities said.

The crash happened about 10:45 p.m. on the southbound side of the highway, just south of Lincoln Avenue, said Officer Monica Posada, a spokeswoman for the CHP.

The officer involved in the incident had pulled over to the right shoulder to help a driver whose vehicle was disabled. The patrolman was seated in his vehicle when it was hit by a 2006 Honda that was traveling at about 65 mph, investigators said.

According to Posada, the officer was transported to a hospital after suffering minor-to-moderate injuries.

Christy Demetriades, 39, of Costa Mesa, sustained major injuries in the collision, according to the CHP. She was hospitalized and arrested on suspicion of DUI.
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