Police release name of Lexington officer who was hurt by an 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, 34, of Lexington, allegedly ran a red light and hit the Officer Grant Alexander’s vehicle at about 2 a.m. Sunday at North Main and Fifth streets.

Tutterow is accused of hitting the side of the patrol car and pushing it into a power pole. She faces charges of driving while impaired and driving with a license revoked.

Alexander had been on routine patrol. He was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts on his arm and is currently recovering at home.

The 23-year-old officer has been with the department since July 2017, according to police.

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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