Drugged driver injures two officers in northeast Dallas crash, police say
Dallas, TX
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A 24-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence of drugs struck a squad car with two Dallas police officers early Sunday in far northeast Dallas, authorities say.

The officers were taken to a hospital with head injuries that required stitches, a police spokeswoman said in a statement.

Police haven't released the name of the suspect because he hasn't been booked in the jail yet. He faces a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The crash happened at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Forest Lane and Audelia Road. According to police, the officers were on eastbound Forest Lane in the left turn lane but then tried to cross three lanes of traffic to turn southbound onto Audelia Road. The suspect was also traveling on eastbound Forest Lane, in the middle lane, and struck the squad car on the right-passenger side, police said.

The squad car spun onto the northbound lanes of Audelia Road and hit a retaining wall, police said.

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