Drunken driver crashes into DUII crime scene
Fairview PD is down to 7 squad cars after one was totaled Saturday -
An allegedly impaired driver slammed her vehicle into a Fairview patrol car that was assisting in the arrest of a motorist also suspected of driving under the influence, police say.
Denise Frasier, 32, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants after she piloted her Ford Explorer into a Fairview police cruisers rear bumper around 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
Frasier was cited, and registered a blood alcohol content level of 0.20.
The reserve officer, who was seated inside his cruiser at the time of the accident, was waiting for a tow truck to pick up the 2004 Porsche Carrera of another alleged drunken driver, 57-year-old Robert H. Isaacs of Clackamas.
Isaacs was stopped around 12:30 a.m. on Northeast Halsey Street, just west of Northeast 223rd Avenue. Police said he registered a BAC of 0.17.
Reserve Officer Todd McClaughry suffered minor neck soreness and was transported to Mt. Hood Medical Center out of an abundance of caution.
Fairview Interim Chief of Police Harry Smith said McClaughry was preparing to step out of his vehicle when his car was struck by Frasier. Luckily, only the police car suffered serious damage.
Its totaled, Smith said. From a business standpoint, its one of our older cars... but it does put a crimp on our operational status.
The Fairview Police Department typically operates an eight-car patrol fleet. For now, its down to seven.