Two St. Petersburg Police Officers Hurt In Crash By Drunk Driver

St. Petersburg Police announced two officers were injured during a traffic stop at Fourth Street and 24th Ave.

The crash happened as a sergeant and an officer from the St. Petersburg police department were responding to an accident between a tractor-trailer and another driver, 41 year old Raymond Richardson was approaching in his Crown Victoria and crashed into the police cruisers.

The force of the collision was enough to injure both officers, with each sustaining neck injuries. Richardson, the driver of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Both Police officers were treated at a St. Petersburg Hospital and released later that day.

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