Driver hits Raleigh police car as officer investigates separate DWI crash

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A drunk driver crashed into a Raleigh Police car (Courtesy: Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

A man is facing charges after he slammed into a Raleigh police car as an officer investigated a separate DWI crash on Interstate 40 Wednesday night.

It happened around 11 p.m. along the eastbound lanes of I-40 near exit 295 for Gorman Street.

The incident started when a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Deanthony Greene crashed into a guardrail. The wreckage blocked two left lanes of the interstate.

Deanthony Greene

As the officer investigated, another vehicle hit the back of his patrol car.

Authorities charged that driver, 23-year-old Nikolas Rose, with DWI.

The officer was not injured.

Greene was also charged with DWI in the first crash.

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