One arrested after striking Holts Summit patrol vehicle

FILE: A Holts Summit police cruiser.

The Holts Summit Police Department arrested one individual on Saturday after striking a patrol vehicle.

On April 29, at approximately 9:24 a.m., a HSPD officer saw a vehicle speeding while traveling south on North Summit Drive.

The officer pulled the vehicle over near the intersection of Venus Street and North Summit Drive.

The vehicle pulled into a private driveway on Venus Street, a HSPD release states. The officer positioned their patrol vehicle behind the suspect. The suspect vehicle then moved in reverse and struck the patrol car.

No damage was reported to the patrol vehicle because it was equipped with a "push bumper" designed to absorb impacts. There were also no injuries, a release states.

After the officer talked to the driver of the vehicle, the officer "developed probably cause to believe the driver was operating the motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition."

The driver consented to an evidentiary breath test. A test of the driver's breath showed that their breath (blood) alcohol content (BAC) was over three times the legal limit.

The driver was transported to the Callaway County Jail. Formal charges are pending.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted the HSPD with this incident.