Officer-involved wreck shuts down Huntsville road for several hours

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A Huntsville police officer was involved in a wreck that shut down two major roads for several hours early Saturday morning.

The officer was taken to Huntsville Hospital after police say a drunk driver hit his cruiser.

The accident impacted Jordan Lane and Mastin Lake Road while police investigated the scene.

Police tell WHNT News 19 the driver of the Lexus, a 31-year-old female, appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

Officers say the driver did admit to consuming alcoholic beverages earlier. Charges are expected in the case against her.

Police say their investigation revealed the officer was traveling at a normal rate of speed and had the green light when the driver of the Lexus failed to yield the right of way and turned in front of him.

The officer was treated and released from the hospital Saturday morning.

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