Macomb Co. deputy in crash released from hospital
A Macomb County sheriff's deputy injured Saturday in an accident with a drunk driver has been released from the hospital, officials said.
The deputy will continue his recovery at home, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said Monday in a statement.
Officials also released video footage and photos taken by the deputy's vehicle dashboard camera.
Police said the deputy, a 17-year veteran, was responding to a call while traveling south on Van Dyke when he collided with a vehicle heading west on 29 Mile Road in Washington Township.
The patrol vehicle struck a 2010 Ford Edge in the intersection. The crash happened at about 1 a.m.
Officials said the deputy was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The two occupants of the Ford were not injured.
Police determined the Ford's driver, a 27-year-old Sterling Heights woman, was intoxicated and ran a red light, according to authorities.
The woman was arrestedafter a breath test showed she had a .12 blood alcohol content. A blood alcohol level of .08 or above is defined as legally drunk.
A level of .08 or higher will result in immediate arrest, police said Saturday.