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Man arrested after crashing head-on into Bloomfield Twp. cop car

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Bloomfield Township — A 58-year-old Pontiac man has been arrested after crashing his vehicle head-on into a police car.

Officials said the crash happened at about 9:20 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Friendly near Franklin and West Square.

Police were called for a complaint of a suspicious vehicle, they said. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to flee. The vehicle struck a patrol car head-on, according to officials.

The driver of the vehicle was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for observation.

Watch: In car video from the Bloomfield Township Police Department

He told officers he was under the influence of narcotics. Officials said they will charge the man after they receive the results of a toxicology test.

Authorities said the officer driving the patrol car that was struck was also treated at the scene and released.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez