3 CMPD Officers Injured by Intoxicated Motorists

By ELIZABETH THOMAS /  WCNC.com, December 16, 2012

Charges are pending in two overnight crashes where Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers were struck by motorists.

Officer Jean Wassenaar and Officer William Reinke were taken to CMC Main with non-life threatening injuries just before midnight on Saturday after a motorist, who police say was intoxicated, failed to heed to emergency lights, striking both officers. Wassenaar and Reinke both suffered severe leg injuries.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Prince Blue was working the scene of the officer-involved crash when a vehicle struck Blue’s patrol car. Officials say Blue was left unconscious in his patrol unit, and was taken to CMC Main for evaluation.

Both accidents took place near the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Eastway Drive.

Authorities say both of the drivers responsible for the officers’ injuries had been drinking.

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