SOUTH PORTLAND — A police officer’s cruiser door was clipped by an allegedly drunken driver on Jan. 18.
A Police Department press release said Officer Rocco Navarro was conducting a traffic stop on Broadway, near Scammon Street. As Navarro was getting out of his car, a Jeep Wrangler clipped his open door and drove off.
Another officer found the Jeep on Mitchell Road. The driver, Elizabeth Hunt, 55, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.
Navarro was unharmed and his cruiser was only slightly damaged.
Navarro was injured in 2010 when a distracted pick-up truck driver traveling 45 mph rear-ended his cruiser on the Casco Bay Bridge. He was knocked unconscious and received head, neck and back injuries to his head, neck and back.
South Portland Police Officer Rocco Navarro.