Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Puts Himself in Harms Way to Protect Others

Thursday night an allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into the back of a Boone County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.

The sheriff’s office said Rebecca Acton, 33, of Centralia, was travelling the wrong direction on Highway 63 at about 10 p.m.

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Multiple callers reported the vehicle, which was located by a deputy. He employed his emergency lights and siren, but Acton failed to stop.

The deputy put his cruiser between Acton and other drivers to protect them. Acton’s vehicle then struck the patrol car and finally came to a stop. No drivers were injured. Acton was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash and resisting arrest.