Chamblee police officer knocked over while working on construction site – On Common Ground News

CHAMBLEE, GA – A Chamblee police officer was injured after his patrol vehicle was rammed by a drunk driver.

The incident occurred June 14 at 3:59 a.m. Lt. Roy Collar of the Chamblee Police Department was assisting the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) with traffic control near the GA 400 construction zone and Interstate 285.

Lt. Collar’s police cruiser was parked on the northbound ramp of Lenox Road toward GA 400 with emergency lights on, when another speeding vehicle rammed his vehicle. After the impact, the suspect’s vehicle burst into flames.

The driver of the sunken vehicle was uninjured and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and is the agency responsible for the incident.

“That’s the very reason I’m passionate about traffic ops, so this doesn’t happen to other innocent people,” Lt. Collar said. Lieutenant Collar, who suffered moderate injuries and was taken to hospital. He was released early in the morning of June 14.

The Chamblee Police Department would like to express its thanks and appreciation to the Sandy Springs Police Department, Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire and Rescue for their prompt response to this incident.

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