Driver arrested for OWI in crash with officer

A 28-year-old driver has been arrested for a Thursday evening crash that injured a Lafayette Police Officer.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 4:21 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2020 10:12 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A 28-year-old driver has been arrested for a Thursday evening crash that injured a Lafayette Police Officer.

Investigators said around 8:30 p.m. Armando Salazar, Jr. collided with a marked police vehicle at the intersection of McCarty Lane and Kepner Drive after the officer failed to yield the right of way.

Salazar and the officer, identified as Michael David, were both taken to the hospital.

Salazar was released and booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail about eight hours later. He's suspected of operating while intoxicated.

LPD says Officer David has also been released from the hospital.

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