A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured early Saturday when a driver suspected of DUI hit the deputy’s marked cruiser on Ga. 400, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputy First Class Rod Reeves was on traffic duty and parked on the shoulder of the northbound lanes near Majors Road when a 2005 Ford Explorer hit the rear of Reeves’ patrol car shortly after 1:30 a.m., according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Reeves suffered “very serious and significant injuries,” according to the release, but his injuries are not considered life threatening. Reeves was taken to a hospital.
The driver of the Explorer was identified by authorities as 27-year-old Aaron Riley Russell. No address was given.
Russell was driving with a revoked license as a habitual violator, according to the release. He also was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“He will be charged with DUI,” sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said, noting that the crash is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.
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