STOCKTON (CBS13) – A CHP officer and another driver are recovering from minor injuries after being hit by an out-of-control car on Interstate 5 on Thursday.
That driver is suspected of driving under the influence.READ MORE: East Sacramento Neighborhood Power Turned Off For Maintenance Despite Hot Day
Around 7:10 a.m., a CHP officer was helping a driver whose vehicle was disabled along the freeway on northbound Interstate 5, just north of State Route 4.
The officer and motorist were outside of their vehicles when a man driving a car collided with another vehicle, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and hit the officer, the person who was stopped on the side of the road, and yet another vehicle, causing major damage.READ MORE: Newsom Declares State Of Emergency, Grid Operator Urges Power Conservation For Second Day Amid High Heat
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The officer and the driver were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The driver, Anthony P. Apodaca, 39, of Lathrop was arrested on suspicion of DUI.MORE NEWS: More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say
All lanes of the freeway were closed as officers investigated. Traffic had to be diverted to State Route 4.