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