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Alleged drunk driver who hit Kzoo cruiser arraigned

Posted: 4:25 PM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 16:25:23-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man accused of rear-ending a police cruiser while driving drunk in Kalamazoo was arraigned Monday.

The crash happened around 2:22 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of W. Frank and Cooley streets in Kalamazoo. Police said an officer was conducting a traffic stop when another vehicle crashed into the cruiser at a high speed.

Derrick Sykes, 35, was arrested at the scene and arraigned Monday on charges of operating while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license.

The officer and a civilian doing a ride-along were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated after the crash and were released.