LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) - A Howard County Police officer is hospitalized after being hit by a drunk driver early Saturday.
The accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Blvd. and Davis Ave. in Laurel. Police say Private First Class, Ernest Newhouse, was at the stop sign attempting to make a left turn onto Davis Ave. when a driver jumped the curb, drove across the median and struck the police car.
The driver, Yolanda Murchison of Columbia, was arrested and charged with DUI. She was not injured.
Officer Newhouse was taken to the Howard County General Hospital and is in stable condition.