Police: State Troopers Injured by Drunk Driver on I-95
The troopers, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, are with the Q Barrack in College Park.
Maryland State Police say two troopers assigned to the College Park barrack were injured early Friday morning after their patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-95.
Trooper First Class Manuel Moreno, 42, and Trooper John Cabrera, 34, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. They are both being treated at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly.
According to the MSP, Moreno and Cabrera were investigating a crash shortly after midnight on I-95 north near Sandy Spring Road.
As the two were filling out paperwork in their marked patrol car, a 2001 Pontiac Sunbird passed by a perimeter of flares set up by the troopers and struck their vehicle from behind, police said.
The troopers were transported to the hospital by EMS personnel.
Authorities identified the driver as Arcenia D. Macklin, 48, of the 9000 block of Cherry Lane in Laurel.
Macklin allegedly refused medical treatment and was taken into custody, where she was later charged with driving under the influence and violating the "move over" law.
Moreno is a four-year veteran of the force and Cabrera a three-year veteran. Both are assigned to Barrack Q in College Park.
Moreno was previously struck by a vehicle in November during a police chase on I-495.