Detroit man charged in crash that injured cops
Detroit — A 54-year-old Detroit man has been charged from a Saturday night crash in which his truck rear-ended a squad car during an investigation, injuring four officers and two civilians, according to the Wayne County’s Prosecutor’s Office.
Julian K. Duncan has been charged with failure to use due care causing injury, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and driving without a license.
According to police, the officers were at Wyoming and Puritan avenues near the Lodge Freeway around 11 p.m. Saturday investigating a 16-year-old boy for burglary of an automobile.
The suspect had been taken into custody and was in the back of the police car, when the driver of a red pickup struck the rear end of the car.
The driver hit two officers who were standing outside the squad car.
The four officers, all with the 12th precinct, and the burglary suspect were taken to an area hospital where they were treated. A female at the scene was also injured.
Duncan was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and was taken to the Detroit Detention Center. He was not injured.
Duncan is expected to be arraigned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in 36 District Court.