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Police: Drunk driver slams into Clayton patrol car

Posted December 16, 2013

A Clayton Police Department cruiser was rear-ended on Barbour Mill Road on Dec. 14, 2013.

— A Clayton woman has been charged with driving while impaired after she rear-ended a parked police cruiser with its blue lights flashing and siren blaring, police said Monday.

Charae Chantel Wallace, 22, of 208 Wexford Drive, also was charged with failure to reduce speed and failing to heed blue lights and siren.

Police said a Clayton officer had stopped on Barbour Mill Road Saturday morning to investigate a suspicious person when his patrol car was struck from behind. The officer suffered minor injuries, but the patrol car sustained major damage, police said.


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  • baldchip Dec 17, 2013

    Sometimes-stupid just wins!!! I hope the judge will let her mind clear some-in a jail jumpsuit!!! No pity party allowed-jail time is the only answer!!

  • LocalYokel Dec 16, 2013

    That's high quality public safety right there! Thanks for getting bad drivers off our roads.

  • nailman5204 Dec 16, 2013

    The Mother of all bad Days !! LOL

  • mrr03 Dec 16, 2013

    Ms. Wallace..You just flunked your drivers test but you get and "A" for being able to ram your car into the back of a police while it was displaying blue lights and siren blaring...P>S...You've just been named the poster child for "What not to do while driving drunk." Bartender..the drinks are on the house LOL

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  • sunshine1040 Dec 16, 2013

    Glad to hear the officer is ok and nobody else killed or injured by this woman. sorry to hear this woman was so intoxicated she could not hear siren or see flashing lights. I hope the judge has just as hard of time hearing her excuses and give her lots of time to think over what she did.

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 16, 2013

    The big police car went woo-woo!!

  • Steve Mchugelarge Dec 16, 2013

    She probably thinks she is the victim in all of this

  • Get your IDs Dec 16, 2013

    She honked her horn but it wouldnt move

  • Obamacare for one and all Dec 16, 2013

    Looks like someone will be taking the DUI bus for the rest of her life. I don't want to see her on a scooter.