California: Highway Patrol officers injured when DUI-charged Thomas Lapatka Jr smashed his Mercedes into rear end of cruiser

From CBS Los Angeles

LA VERNE  — Two California Highway Patrol officers Saturday were recovering from minor injuries after their cruiser was struck allegedly by a suspected drunken driver in La Verne.

The crash happened in a construction zone on the Foothill (210) Freeway near Foothill Boulevard.

Two CHP officers were seated in the cruiser in a coned off area in the westbound lanes of the thoroughfare at the time of the crash.

That’s when police say the driver of a Mercedes Benz lost control, rear ….MORE

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