Zachary Gauthier, photo courtesy Virginia Beach Police.
Updated: Monday, 14 Jan 2013, 2:31 PM EST
Published : Monday, 14 Jan 2013, 2:31 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach man is behind bars after officers say he was driving drunk when he hit a police cruiser Sunday night.
According to Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department, dispatchers received a call from a person reporting a vehicle driving recklessly toward Princess Anne Road from the Interstate 264 and Independence Boulevard area at 9:30 p.m.
“The caller observed numerous traffic violations (speeding, disregarding traffic signals, etc) by the suspect driver and kept the dispatcher updated with the direction of travel and the violations,” Moyers said in a release.
When officers responded to the area, the suspect vehicle struck the bumper of an occupied marked police cruiser.
The suspect, identified as Zachary W. Gauthier, 28, was taken into custody in the 4400 block of John Jay Lane. He has been charged with DWI, DWI-refusal, eluding police, hit and run, signal light violation, fail to keep right, drive on sidewalk seat belt required and operating an uninsured vehicle.
He is incarcerated at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.
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