Lexington police officer recovering after being hit by alleged drunk driver

The intersection of North Main and Fifth streets in Lexington (Google Maps)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington police officer was injured after an alleged drunk driver hit the officer’s vehicle, according to Maj. Robby Rummage with the Lexington police.

Tamra Tutterow, of Lexington, allegedly ran a red light and hit the officer’s vehicle at about 2 a.m. Sunday at North Main and Fifth streets.

Tutterow is accused of hitting the vehicle and pushing it into a power pole. She faces charges of driving while impaired.

The officer, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts on his arm and is currently recovering at home, according to Rummage.

Police have not said how intoxicated the suspect was at the time of the crash.

Google Map for coordinates 35.827889 by -80.248846.

E 5th St & N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292, USA

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