Motorist who struck Oklahoma Highway Patrol soldier’s vehicle, injuring soldier, arrested on suspicion of impaired driving
CANADA COUNTY, Oklahoma (KFOR) – A motorist was arrested Friday on charges of impaired driving after crashing his SUV in the back of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol soldier’s vehicle, sending him to the hospital.
The suspect has been identified as Sarah Pedro, 42. The soldier involved in the crash has been identified as Private Densil Johnson.
Johnson was patrolling Highway 40 in Canadian County on Friday morning, when at around 6:30 a.m. he noticed a disabled motorist on the right shoulder of the highway.
Johnson pulled up behind the vehicle and turned on his vehicle’s lights to control traffic.
Pedro was traveling on I-40 when she pulled off the road and crashed into the back of Johnson’s patrol vehicle at high speed, according to Private Eric Foster.
Johnson was taken to hospital where his injuries were assessed.
“We are grateful to say that he has been released. The injuries could have been much worse, ”said Foster.
Pedro was also taken to hospital for evaluation. She showed signs of impairment and was later arrested for impaired driving – causing a collision with injuries.
Soldiers searched Pedro’s vehicle and found several open alcoholic beverage containers inside, according to Foster.
She was taken to the Canadian County Detention Center but has since been released.
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