A driver faces DUI charges after sideswiping a Roswell patrol car, police said.
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Driver faces DUI charge after Roswell patrol car hit

A Roswell police officer was helping the fire department when a drunk driver sideswiped his patrol car, police said. 

Officer Stanley Bryant was in the car, which was blocking two eastbound lanes, at the time of the accident just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to a police report released Thursday.

The car had its blue lights activated.

The other driver, identified in the report as Zachary Hanson, was heading eastbound when he hit the patrol car, police said.

Bryant went to talk to Hanson.

“While speaking with the male subject,” Bryant said in the report, “I detected signs of impairment.” 

Hanson, 35, of Roswell, agreed to a field sobriety test, which showed he was impaired, Bryant said.

Hanson was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, violating the state’s move over law and failure to maintain a lane, police said. 

There were no serious injuries reported in the incident. 

No other details were released.

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