Suspected drunken driver hits patrol car after being stopped for hit-and-run in Rochester Hills

Driver reverses into patrol car

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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Authorities believe a woman was drunk when she hit an Oakland County Sheriff's Office patrol car after being stopped for fleeing a hit-and-run crash early Saturday.

According to officials, deputies responded to a report about a hit-and-run in the 300 block of Arlington Drive in Rochester Hills just after 1 a.m.

While deputies were talking to the caller about the crash, the driver who allegedly fled the scene drove past the home. The caller said it was the car involved in the hit-and-run, so the deputy pulled the driver over several blocks away from the original crash.

Authorities said the deputy asked the driver, a 54-year-old Shelby Township woman, to put her vehicle in park. Instead, she put the vehicle in reverse and backed into the deputy's car.

The woman was taken to McLaren-Oakland Hospital for a blood draw. An arrest warrant will be issued pending the results of the blood draw.