A 10-year veteran of the Alpharetta Police Department was struck by an alleged drunken driver and newly obtained dashcam video shows the encounter she had with police.
Ceijai Broughton was charged with DUI, following too closely and violating the move over law after she allegedly hit and injured Officer Jomo Bent about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the Mansell Road area of Ga. 400, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
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.
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