Police: Cruiser struck by drunk driver

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MONTGOMERY CO., MD — A 65-year-old man is facing several charges, after police say he careen into a cruiser and his Blood Alcohol Content was twice the legal limit in Maryland.

Officer Matthew Runkles had just arrived to the scene of a crash when he was rear ended on Saturday afternoon. Detectives say Morris Moody was driving west on Norbeck Road at Llewellyn Manor Way, when he hit the cruiser and swerved before coming to a stop. According to Police Officer Runkles had just turned on his patrol car’s emergency lights and unbuckled his seatbelt when he car was struck.

The officer, a ten-year veteran of the police department was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been released.

Moody agreed to a breath test which indicated a BAC of .17, the legal BAC limit in Maryland is .08. He’s been charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and additional traffic offenses.

Montgomery County Police is urging people who drink to make the right decision and choose to sober drive home.


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