Drunk driver slams into motorcycle police officer in Los Vegas

Legal news for Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys. A police officer was rear-ended by a drunk driver, resulting in serious injuries.

Motorcycle accident lawyers alerts- A Jeep Cherokee slammed into the back of a police officer on a Harley-Davidson; driver charged with a DUI.

Las Vegas, NV—A motorcycle police officer was seriously injured after he was rear-ended by a drunk driver. A 2001 Jeep Cherokee slammed into the back of the officer around 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 on Sahara Avenue, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun.

According to preliminary reports, the Jeep driven by Dana Saunders, 34, of Las Vegas, was traveling eastbound in the left traffic lane of Sahara Avenue while passing other vehicles; when the vehicle came up to Buffalo Drive and struck the back of the motorcycle cop, who was also traveling in the left eastbound lane. The officer was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson when he was struck. The 45-year-old officer, whose identity is being withheld, was transported by emergency medical services (EMS) teams to University Medical Center for treatment of their undisclosed injuries by doctors and nurses. The officer’s current condition was not reported. Saunders was charged by police officials with driving under the influence (DUI) with substantial bodily harm, and was transported to the county jail. She is currently being held at the Clark County Jail and is pending an initial court appearance. The collision is currently under investigation by the Metro’s Accident Investigation Section.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers.