A Hallsville man arrested for a DWI last night after crashing his pickup into a Boone County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle.
It happened just before midnight on Route B, about 3 miles south of Hallsville.
Deputies arrested 45 year old Dustin Ritchie, for after a dash camera recording from the patrol vehicle revealed Ritchie swerving into the northbound lane of Route B, just south of Mount Zion Church Road, the patrol vehicle was traveling northbound on Route B, approaching East Mount Zion Church Road as Ritchie was swerving into the northbound lane.
The deputy is said to have taken action to avoid a head on collision, however,was unable to avoid the pickup which crashed into the side of the patrol vehicle.
The 32 year old deputy had minor injuries, while Ritchie had injuries sustained previous to the incident.