Police arrested a woman early Sunday morning after they say she ran a red light in central Fresno and collided with a patrol car, injuring the two officers inside.
Fresno police Sgt. Diana Trueba said that Regina Garcia, 41, was driving under the influence when the crash occurred just after 3 a.m. near the intersection of Shaw and Fruit avenues. Garcia was on parole for home-invasion robbery. She was booked on suspicion of felony DUI causing bodily injury, driving on a suspended license, failing to stop at a red light and the parole violation.
Both police officers were taken to Clovis Community Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, Trueba said.
The crash caused the patrol car to hit a light pole and Garcia’s car smashed a fire hydrant, flooding the street.