Ramsey Crash Involves Squad Car, 2 Suspected Drunken Drivers

October 05, 2018 10:20 PM

Three people are injured after an overnight crash in the city of Ramsey that involved a squad car and two suspected drunken drivers. 


According to the Ramsey Police Department, the squad car was pulled over in the area of Highway 10 and Sunfish Lake Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the squad car was pulled over and dealing with an accident involving a suspected drunken driver when it was hit by a second suspected drunken driver. 

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The suspect from the first crash was in the back of the squad car and was injured from the impact, along with a passenger from the other car. A person from the initial crash was also injured. 

The names of those involved have not yet been released. The injuries are said to be minor, according to Ramsey Police. 

Authorities are investigating the crash. 

"For a crazy set of circumstances, we were very fortunate nobody was seriously injured," said Jeff Katers, Ramsey police chief.

Katers shared with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the squad’s in-car camera of the accident in hopes it will remind others to slow down when they see flashing lights.

"It's certainly shocking," Katers said after watching the video.

The video, the chief said, shows the dangers law enforcement face when working an accident scene or when stopping a motorist for an offense.

“A large hunk of metal hurdling you at a high rate of speed is also a danger that's out there," Katers said.


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