The above picture is a picture from the Seneca Police Department of one of their patrol vehicles that was struck by a drunk driver. The patrol vehicle was occupied at the time by a Seneca police officer.
The officer was sitting in the marked patrol vehicle when he was struck Saturday morning around 1 AM by an apparent drunk motorist. The picture posted above is a very disturbing picture about how dangerous drunk driving is. The vehicle is nearly half its length from the apparent collision.
In a message from the chief, He says the driver is suspected of driving drunk and that both his officer and the suspect driver were being checked out by EMS. Covington says the suspect driver may have also hit the building that houses Mullen's Irish Pub.
Saturday morning, Covington said the officer was treated, received stitches, and was released from the hospital.
There was no immediate information on the suspect's name or status.
SCHP is investigating the incident.
As a reminder to everyone, when going out to engage in Alcohol consumption, it is imperative that you think about the lives of other people and yourself before getting behind the wheel impaired. You are not only risking your life but you are risking the lives of other people. A $10 Uber or a cab could have easily avoided this situation