Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be dangerous, and the penalties for a conviction are serious. If an accident occurs in the process, the consequences an accused individual may face only increase in severity. A 44-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly hitting a police cruiser that was leading a funeral procession in West Virginia.
According to authorities, the incident took place just before 4 p.m. on a recent Sunday, when the police cruiser was travelling with the funeral procession. They claim that a vehicle failed to obey a traffic light, and suddenly slammed into the officer's vehicle. After approaching the vehicle, authorities assert the driver was unconscious, and emergency responders were allegedly forced to administer medication for an overdose to revive her.