JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Johnston Police Department is releasing video of a close call between an officer and an alleged drunk driver.
The incident happened early Saturday morning during a routine traffic stop. The officer’s body camera records the officer running out of the way as a car crashes into the back of his patrol SUV.
The driver of the car was charged with operating while intoxicated.
The video was released as a way to illustrate the dangers of driving drunk and show the risks law enforcement officers face while working.