Police say a drunken driver hit an officer’s vehicle early Sunday morning.
The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.
The deputy was in his vehicle at the time, making a traffic stop at Olde 8 Road in Northfield Township around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said Inspector Bill Holland with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer was able to apprehend the driver a few houses down the street. But the driver, who police suspect had been drinking, will not be arrested or charged until an investigation is completed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“They’re going to do the crash investigation because our deputy was involved in the agency. Anytime our deputies are involved in a crash, another agency does the investigation,” said Holland.
“So, if this person is going to be charged,” Holland continued, the charges would come from the Ohio State Patrol as the investigating agency.
A dispatcher with the Ohio State Highway Patrol office in Summit County said there would be no sergeant on duty Sunday to look into the matter, which may have to wait until Monday.