Deputy injured in crash with suspected drunk driver
Cruiser was pushed into a building
— A Cecil County Sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries Friday after his cruiser was struck by a suspected drunken driver and pushed into a building on Bridge Street.
Cpl. Michael Zack was on patrol at about 2 a.m. and traveling southbound on Bridge Street when a 2004 Mazda sedan ran the red light at Main
Street. The car struck Zack’s 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe on the passenger side and propelled the cruiser into a building, said Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman, on Sunday.
Dfc. Bryan Rock was the first deputy called to the scene of the accident and quickly made contact with the driver of the sedan, Jose C. Dominguez, of New Castle, Del., Holmes reported.
“He noticed a strong odor of alcohol and an open bottle of Fireball whiskey,” he said.
Dominguez has been charged with driving under the influence, driving with- out a license, driving without insurance and multiple traffic violations, Holmes said. Dominguez suffered nonlife threatening injuries as a result of the crash and was taken into custody after being treated at Union Hospital, he added.
Both Zack’s cruiser and Dominguez’s sedan sustained major damage and the building also sustained structural damage in the crash, Holmes said.
Zack, a 15-year member of the sheriff’s office, was treated for minor injuries at Union Hospital following the crash and later released, Holmes added.
This photo, taken the next day, shows the damage done to Cpl. Michael Zack’s cruiser after it was hit by an alleged drunk driver early Friday morning.