Drunk driver runs over Richmond Police motorcycle during traffic stop

RICHMOND (CBS SF) – Richmond Police said an apparently drunk driver was arrested Saturday night after colliding with an RPD officer’s motorcycle during a traffic stop.

The DUI driver collided with the motorcycle while the officer was conducting a roadside investigation, Richmond Police said in a Facebook post. The post included photos that showed damage from the collision.

DUI driver runs over RPD motorcycle
DUI driver runs over RPD motorcycle

Richmond Police Department


“The car collided with the officer’s motorcycle at significant speed; we are extremely grateful that no one was killed,” the post read. There were minor injuries from the incident, but police did not provide details.

Richmond Police said the intoxicated driver provided a breath alcohol sample at the scene which indicated his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. The driver also had an arrest warrant for DUI and was on probation for DUI.

The driver was arrested. He has not been identified.

“We are grateful that only minor injuries were reported as a result of the driver’s reckless and dangerous decision,” the post read.

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