Police officer hit by drunk driver

A St. Joseph County officer is recovering at home after being hit by a drunk driver Wednesday night.

Around 10:30, officers responded to a two car accident near the intersection of Lincolnway east and Chestnut in Osceola.

One person was injured and it was likely caused by a drunk driver.

Officers blocked traffic to work on the scene.

That is when, police say, 50 year old Edgar Wolfe Jr., crashed his pick-up truck into a patrol car that had an officer inside.

Officials say the officer, whose name has not been released, is out of the hospital with lacerations to his face, a broken nose and a concussion.

Wolfe was treated for minor injuries.

He has been arrested on a preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated, causing serious bodily injury.

A preliminary blood test shows Wolfe's blood alcohol level was 0.25 which is more than three times the legal limit.

Police are still investigating the accident.


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