Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rocklin Police Vehicle Rear-Ended By DUI Driver

On January 14, 2009, at approximately 10:20 PM, a Rocklin Police Department police car was struck by another vehicle in the drive-through lane of a local McDonald’s. The officer was rear-ended at a slow speed. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, officers noticed symptoms of intoxication. She was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

There was little damage to the either vehicle and the officer suffered no injuries. The arrested driver did not suffer injuries either.

Rosemary Newell, 67 years of Rocklin, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was booked into Placer County Jail and subsequently release with a Promise to Appear.

This is the second time in a week that a Rocklin Police car has been involved with a driver who was arrested for DUI. On January 7th, a DUI driver was arrested in a collision with a Rocklin Police car and the officer is still off work due to his injuries.


“Rear ending a police car while intoxicated is a sure fire way to be arrested for DUI,” said Lt. Lon Milka.

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