Driver Charged with DUI After Crashing into Police Cruiser

A Charlottesville woman is charged with DUI and disregarding a red traffic signal after crashing into a police officer's car Sunday, December 9th .

The collision happened around 8:30 PM at the intersection of Sixth Street Southeast and Elliott Avenue.

Police say 22-year-old Hope Herndon failed to stop at the red light and struck the passenger door or the police cruiser, causing the vehicle to hit a fire hydrant.

Both the officer and Herndon were treated at the UVa. Medical Center for minor injuries. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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