A College Park police officer was injured Monday morning when his patrol car was hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The officer, whose name was not released, was stopped in the median between I-85 northbound and I-285 eastbound at approximately 9:30 a.m., investigators said. A driver in a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound on I-285, but fell asleep at the wheel, the GSP said.
The Tahoe crossed the median and hit the patrol car, causing the officer’s car to spin and hit the guardrail, police. The officer and the other driver, whose name was not released, were both taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Tahoe driver was charged with failure to maintain lane, the GSP.
Monday’s crash injured the third College Park officer during the holiday weekend.
On Saturday, two officers were injured when both were shot inside a restaurant. Kendarrious Chester allegedly shot the officers inside the Red Snapper restaurant on Old National Highway, according to police. Chester remained on the run Monday. Both officers are expected to recover.
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