Branford police cruiser

BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) – A Branford police cruiser was hit by a drunk driver Wednesday night.

Police said around 11 p.m., Officer O’Connor was patrolling on Shore Driver when a car crossed the double yellow line and hit his cruiser.

The driver of the car, 30-year-old Joseph O’Keefe of North Haven, was arrested for operating under the influence and failure to driver right.

O’Keefe was released after posting bond.

Officer O’Connor was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Branford police are using this incident as a reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.

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