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Macomb Sheriff's deputy injured in crash with driver who was allegedly drunk

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-26 12:36:07-04

A Macomb County Sheriff's Department deputy is recovering after being involved in an accident with an alleged drunk driver.

Officials say the 17-year veteran was traveling southbound on Van Dyke at 29 Mile Road when the driver of a 2010 Ford Edge blew through a red light. The deputy was not able to stop in time and hit the Edge.

The deputy was taken from the scene in an ambulance to Troy Beaumont Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The two people in the Edge were not hurt. Police say the driver of the Edge, a 27-year-old woman from Sterling Heights was taken into custody and was determined to have a .12 blood alcohol level.

The investigation is ongoing. It is not yet clear what charges the woman will face.