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Florida drunk driver crashes into police cruiser

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 16:27:08-05

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA (CNN) – Police say a drunk driver slammed his SUV into the back of a Miami Gardens police cruiser, leaving both vehicles a mangled mess.

Despite the car carnage, no one was seriously hurt.

The officer in the cruiser only had minor injuries.

He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital as a precaution and released.

The suspect in the crash, at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday, got out and ran away.

But police captured him a short time later and took him into custody.

Police say he was drunk and speeding.

He faces several charges, but his name and the charges have not been released.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.

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