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Drunk Driving
Howard police cruiser struck by drunk driver
Howard police cruiser struck by drunk driver

An unoccupied Howard County police patrol car parked on the side of the road was struck by a drunk driver Saturday on Old Columbia Pike, police said.  The police officer who operates the vehicle was conducting a field sobriety test along with another officer at the time of the crash, police said. Police said the driver of a 1999 Mazda Protege was traveling southbound on Old Columbia Pike at 12:30 a.m. Saturday when it sideswiped the patrol vehicle assigned to Police Officer First Class Nicholas Ventura. Ventura's car had its lights on, police said. Ventura and Police Officer First Class Jeremy Duncan, who parked his car in front of Ventura's, were conducting a field...