Cruiser Hit By Car, Police Say Teenage Drunk Driver

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A Lexington police officer is rushed to the hospital, after police say a drunk driver ran into his cruiser early Friday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Redding Road and Tates Creek Road.
Police say the officer bumped his head, and was taken to UK Hospital.
We're told the officer was responding to a call, when he approached the intersection with lights and sirens on.

Police arrested the driver of the other car, 18-year old Aubrey Wells is charged with DUI.

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  • by bobbie Kelley Location: Sandy hook on Oct 10, 2007 at 11:51 AM
    I love to watch you when I can!!
  • by Ellen Location: Lexington on Apr 22, 2007 at 05:29 PM
    Kentucky needs to follow the lead of some other states and impose much stricter driving violation laws and fines. And police should be much more consistant in enforcing what laws we do have. In addition a thorough Drivers Education course should be mandatory for any teen to obtain a license. Everytime I go somewhere in this state I am amazed at the reckless stupidity of so many and thankful to make it home intact. Many drivers don't even know the most basic rules of driving such as which side of a double yellow line to keep a car on, keeping behind the crosswalk at traffic lights, why you should NOT get on the interstate at 40 MPR or even how to signal for a lane change. As it is, I am much more relaxed at 40,000 feet in severe turbulance than I am on Kentucky roadways. Up there at least those in control of navigating know what they are doing.
  • by Cara Location: Lexington on Apr 16, 2007 at 08:58 AM
    Why is everyone so quick to defend this girl? "It looked like the officer hit her" "She is a good person", etc. Be that as it may, I can guarantee that this is probably not the first time she has driven drunk. Regardless of who hit whom, she could have killed this man, or someone else driving to or from work. As someone who has had a drunk driver KILL someone close to me, I will be horrified if this girl receives anything less than jail time or rehab. I'd imagine that there were taxi cabs availble that night. Do we really need people who are this stupid driving on our roads?
  • by Raymond Location: Richmond on Apr 14, 2007 at 05:45 AM
    Based on photos and footage, it looks more like the office hit the drunk, and not vice versa. Granted, the drunk was wrong on the obvious issue of drinking and driving, and also failure to yeild to an emergency vehicle. However, the front end of the cruise vs. the side of the civilian vehicle? Just who hit who is rather clear... A minor detail.
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 04:23 PM
    My job takes me all over Lexington. I have never in my life seen so many young female drivers hugging their cell phones in the left lane speeding.Drunk--- Well there is no excuse.Fines doesn't do any good. Make it long jail time.
  • by Dora Location: Ohio on Apr 13, 2007 at 02:17 PM
    The people are so eager to stop people from smoking in public places, so why don't they try to do something about drunk drivers? This is a good example of why they should. And no I do not smoke but I think the smokers are being treated unfair. Resturants fine but not bars, how many people take their children to the bars with them?
  • by Stephanie Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 01:12 PM
    Nobody said she wasn't a good person, nor loved for that matter. But I have no sympathy for anyone, no matter how good or loved s/he might be for doing something this stupid. There are several ways this could have been avoided: 1-don't drink, especially underage drinking; 2- don't drive; 3-don't do them both at the same time! This was no accident. Drinking and driving is never an "accident". Never in my life have I ever went "Ooops! I 'accidentally' drank WAY too much, and my car key 'accidentally' found its way into the ignition and I 'accidentally' sat behind the wheel and operated my vehicle". No mistake. No accident. I am all for DUI's being attemped murder because anyone who drinks that much and attempts to operate a vehicle, attempts to take a life. It is that simple. It is very good that no one else was hurt. My child travels the same roads as these idiots and may God be with them if they ever wreck and hurt him, because they will need Him.
  • by Juan Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 01:07 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes? It is clearly NO MISTAKE or ACCIDENT to get behind a wheel drunk!!!!!!!!!!!! You do not "accidently" do that!
  • by Rheba Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 01:02 PM
    Isn't it strange how when a police officer is involved in an accident, it is always the civilian's fault? Isn't also interesting how quick the police are to clear the officer? Since late Summer of 2006, there has been at least 5 police officer-involved accidents, one leaving a man in his 20's in a coma. Including this one, there has been at least 4 in the past 2 months. Shouldn't this be investigated?
  • by Crickett Location: Lexington on Apr 13, 2007 at 10:38 AM
    Every one makes mistakes. Aubrey is a good person... who is loved by many. This accident could have been alot worse... I thank god she, or no one else for that matter was hurt.
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