Of­fi­cer’s at­tempt to stop driver turns into a mess, fast

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - BY CRESENCIO RO­DRIGUEZ-DEL­GADO cdel­[email protected]­nobee.com Cresencio Ro­driguez-Del­gado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez

Madera Po­lice Depart­ment is re­mind­ing the pub­lic about the dan­gers of drink­ing and driv­ing af­ter a wo­man was found to be three times over the le­gal al­co­hol limit Satur­day while she was be­hind the wheel.

The sus­pect, Bri­anna Cruz, might have avoided an of­fi­cer’s at­ten­tion, but she was spot­ted driv­ing without her head­lights. At that point, an of­fi­cer made a U-turn to fol­low Cruz, but what hap­pened next was even worse.

A Face­book video posted Satur­day morn­ing shows the mo­ment Cruz slammed into a car stopped at the in­ter­sec­tion of Lake and Sixth streets just as the of­fi­cer had turned on his pa­trol car’s emer­gency over­head lights.

The crash scat­tered de­bris on the road.

Po­lice say the driver of the car that was hit was not in­jured. Po­lice have not said what hap­pened to Cruz.

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