The City of Erie's newest police cruiser was totaled in a collision with a drunk driver.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town’s new patrol car was totaled in a crash with a drunken driver, the police chief said.

Chief Dan Spizarny told Erie News Now one of his officers was driving early Sunday when a van came speeding toward the rear of the patrol car, which had less than 3,000 miles on the odometer.

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The chief says the driver tried to swerve, but hit the patrol car and wrecked it.

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The 27-year-old woman who was driving will be charged with DUI, the chief said.

The officer was not injured.

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