At the time of the crash, Bent was in his fully marked city patrol car with all of his emergency lights activated providing traffic and safety control for a construction crew.
“I saw the lights and I tried to move over but I didn’t move over in time,” Broughton told the officers.
The police dashcam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows Broughton yelling and pulling away from officers after she was placed under arrest for DUI.
The Buford woman told police she was a bartender in Buckhead and heading home after her shift. But her employer said she wasn’t at work but at a club instead.
Broughton claimed she’d had one beer about 7 p.m. the previous night, but she failed a Breathalyzer test.
When officers started to search her car, Broughton became visibly agitated, saying they didn’t have the right to search without a warrant.
“We don’t have to ask you,” an officer said. “Your car now temporarily belongs to us.”
Bent was taken to a hospital and later released.