Police officers hit by drunk driver in Hartlepool

Two police officers are recovering after being hit by a drunk driver.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 8:51 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 10:03 am
The scene of the crash on Thursday night. Picture supplied by Cleveland Police

The officers were responding to an emergency call from the public when a drunk driver pulled out of a junction in front of them on York Road, Hartlepool, causing a collision.

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Because of the crash, the officers were rushed to A&E and never made it to the emergency call.

Cleveland Police have issued a warning about the dangers of drink driving after the incident on Thursday evening.

A spokesman said: “Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for both officers. Even one drink may be one too many!”