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Suspected DUI driver crashes into Billings police patrol car

Posted at 4:40 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:43-04

BILLINGS – A Billings Police Department patrol car was damaged early Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash.

Sgt. Matt Lennick said no one was injured in the two-vehicle crash that happened on North 24th Street at 12:05 a.m., but the patrol car had to be towed from the scene due to the damages.

The crash happened when a car failed to yield the right-of-way and hit the patrol car in an intersection, Lennick said. The officer was responding to a call at the time of the crash.

A woman driving the car was arrested for drunken driving. There was a male passenger in the car at the time of the crash, Lennick said.