Construction crews often work throughout the night to better our roadways so that our morning and afternoon traffic isn’t road-rage worthy. Many times, local police officers provide traffic and safety control for the crews doing the overnight work. You have probably seen their cars – parked near the construction with emergency lights activated. Though they are hard to miss, they sometimes become the victim of an auto accident. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a driver facing DUI charges after colliding with a police vehicle providing traffic and safety control.
The accident occurred just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday, September 28 near Mansell Road on GA 400. At the time of the accident, Officer Jomo Bent was inside his patrol vehicle and had all of his emergency lights activated. He was providing traffic and safety control for the construction crew.
In the accident, Bent sustained minor injuries and was transferred to a local hospital. He was later released.
Ceijai Broughton was arrested at the scene. She faces charges of driving under the influence and following too closely. She is also charged with violating the move over law according to Alpharetta police.
Broughton was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The scene was cleared by 5:40 a.m.
Bent has been a police officer with Alpharetta Police for ten years.
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