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DUI suspect rams police car, injures officer and another DUI suspect

Bay City News Service
Monday March 12, 2001

A California Highway Patrol spokesman says an officer and a man suspected of driving under the influence were injured when another DUI driver hit a patrol car on Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley today. 

Sgt. Fred Bowe said the officer and his partner had 31-year-old Seng Sy of Long Beach in a patrol car parked on the shoulder just west of the Gilman Street exit after arresting him as he was westbound on the freeway at about 2:30 a.m. 

Bowe said one officer was talking with the driver of a tow truck called to move Sy's car while the other was waiting with Sy in the patrol car on the freeway shoulder when the car was hit by a pick-up truck driven by 45-year-old Federico Arvizu of Daly City. 

Bowe said the collision caused moderate damage to the patrol car and minor injuries to Arvizu and to the officer inside the car. He said the two were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where they were treated for their injuries.