It’s never a good thing to drive while intoxicated.
It’s really not good a thing to hit a car while intoxicated.
And as one motorist found out last week, when the car you hit while driving under the influence is a police cruiser, it’s a guaranteed trip to jail.
While driving in French Camp near the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Watters Road, an on-duty San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a Toyota being driven by 45-year-old Michael Komara.
Nobody was injured in the crash – Komara rear-ended the police cruiser and dislodged the bumper – but when the deputy approached Komara he noticed a strong smell of alcohol from him and administered a series of field sobriety tests that he subsequently failed. A blood alcohol test administered from a portable unit determined that Komara had a blood alcohol content of .20 – more than twice the legal limit in the State of California.
He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
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