MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Manchester police have arrested a man who crashed into a police cruiser that had its lights and sirens activated.
Just after 11:30 Monday morning, Manchester police were traveling on West Center Street to respond to an emotionally disturbed person complaint. Police say a car turned left onto Cooper Street in front of the cruiser and collided with it.
Police say the driver, 21-year-old Diego Vazquez-Agreda of Hartford, admitted to smoking weed two hours before the crash. He also had marijuana and a grinder in his possession. Vazquez-Agreda failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. Police say he was cited for marijuana possession in March 2014.
Vazquez-Agreda is charged with DUI, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to obey an officer’s signal.
The passenger, 19-year-old Jaunita Burto of Manchester, was also in possession of marijuana. She is charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and failure to wear a seatbelt. Both Vazquez-Agreda and Burto were released on summons.
Police say Vazquez-Agreda was deemed at fault in the crash. The involved officer, Vazquez-Agreda and Burto were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and were later released.