Drunk driver crashes into cop cruisers, injures Akron officers

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Shortly before midnight Friday night, several cruisers were on scene of an accident on Interstate 76 Westbound just west of State Route 59 in Akron.

Several cruisers were blocking the highway securing the accident scene, when a Ford Expedition driven by 33-year-old Dwayne Shepherd struck two cruisers and several officers.

Three officers were transported to local hospitals and were treated and released. Shepherd was transported to Akron City Hospital where his injuries were not life threatening.

Shepherd was charged with Operating a Vehicle under the Influence, Fail to Control and Drug Abuse Marijuana.

He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Akron Municipal Court on Wednesday at 12:30PM.

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