May 8, 2016 12:09 AM
KCRA - The FedEx driver who hit a California Highway Patrol officer early Saturday on Highway 50 in Sacramento was arrested for driving under the influence, officials said.
The FedEx driver, 41-year-old Gregory Anthony Ramirez of San Lorenzo was arrested and charged with driving under the influence at the time of the collision, the CHP said. Ramirez was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for felony driving under the influence, causing injury and possession of a controlled substance. His bail is set at $50,000.
The officer was trying to move two vehicles off the eastbound lanes of the highway near 15th Street after they had collided just after 3 a.m., the CHP said.
The officer is recovering in a local hospital, surrounded by family members. The injured officer will remain hospitalized and his release from the hospital has not yet been determined, officials said.
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