A Tucson police officer was seriously injured in a crash and the driver is believed to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to authorities. The incident occurred on a local roadway and the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The incident is currently under investigation and further details about the crash have not been released by the police. The public is asked to avoid the area while the investigation is ongoing. The condition of the injured officer is unknown at this time and an update on their condition is expected to be provided in the coming days.
The Tucson Police Department has expressed its concern for the injured officer and has called for the public to remember the dangers of drunk driving and to never get behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol. The department is also reminding the public to always wear their seat belts and to drive safely on the roadways to help prevent accidents like this from occurring.