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Drunk driver arrested after colliding with West Haven Officer’s vehicle

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WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police said an eyewitness alerted Connecticut State Police to an erratic driver on I-95 North in West Haven.

Bridgeport man, Teixeira Marcal was arrested after he failed a field sobriety testing. Police said he refused to seek medical attention.

Marcal was charged with operating under the influence, operating with a license, operating without insurance, and an improper turn

Police said the eyewitness continued to follow the driver onto Campbell Ave. where the driver collided with a West Haven Police Department Sergeant. The Sergeant was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries.

In a statement made on Facebook by the Sergeant following the accident, "Thanks to everyone for your support. I'm OK just a little banged up. I figure it's better that this happen to me than some innocent mother or daughter. God bless!"

No word on bond information or a court date.

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