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Car slams into Fayetteville police cruiser

Posted April 8, 2009 11:09 a.m. EDT

— A man who apparently fell asleep at the wheel crashed into a Fayetteville police cruiser early Wednesday, police said.

Emanuel Starks faces several charges in the wreck, which occurred at about 5 a.m. on Bragg Boulevard near Old Shaw Road, police said. Starks' car crossed a median and slammed into a police car driven by Officer Shawn Strepae, police said.

Strepae he was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center as a precaution and was released. Starks suffered multiple facial injuries and was treated at the hospital and released.