Police: Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Cruiser

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Prince George's County police say one of their own is lucky to be alive after he was struck head-on by a drunk driver early Friday morning.

    Investigators say Devonne Brooks, 32, was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Baltimore Avenue at 1:30 a.m. when he crossed into southbound traffic to pass another car and struck Officer Andrew Wallman's cruiser head-on.

    Wallman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and has since been released. Brooks was not hurt.

    According to a preliminary investigation, Brooks had been drinking prior to the accident and had a blood alcohol content of .16 -- twice the legal limit.

    He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Wallman is a seven-year veteran of the department.

    Route 1 between Contee Road and Muirkirk Road was closed for a short period of time while police completed their investigation. It has since reopened.