The 19-year-old man who crashed into a Wichita police patrol car Saturday night at Towne West Square faces a likely DUI charge, police said Monday.
The patrol car turned into the mall parking lot at Maple and Anna at about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday and then turned east at the T intersection on mall property, Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said.
The car was then struck by a Dodge Stratus speeding west through the lot, police have said. The officer was not hurt, but the Stratus driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Investigators checked to see if the driver was under the influence, and Woodrow said Monday an arrest was pending.
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Signs at the T-intersection state cars entering the mall from Anna have the right-of-way. The patrol car has been removed from service because of the damage sustained in the collision.