NEW INFO: Alcohol Blamed for Crash Involving Two Cruisers

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

UPDATE 9/12/13 @ 9:45 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Alcohol was a factor in a crash early Thursday morning that damaged two police cruisers.

Charleston Police tell WSAZ.com Brett Dunlap, 26, was headed west near the Oakwood Road exit when he slammed into a stopped police cruiser, caused it to spin around and hit a second parked cruiser.

The two cruisers were parked on the shoulder of the interstate while officers were investigating another accident in that area.

Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash and charges are pending.

No one was seriously hurt in the incident.

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UPDATED 9/12/13 @ 5:00 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All lanes of I-64 Westbound have re-opened in Charleston following an early morning crash.

The highway had been shutdown after a car hit two police cruisers that were parked while investigating a separate crash. It happened about 3 Thursday morning at the Oakwood Rd. Exit.

There were no serious injuries in the crash.

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UPDATED 9/12/13 @ 4:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Traffic on I-64 Westbound in Charleston is being diverted off the Interstate at the Oakwood Road Exit and back onto I-64 at Montrose Drive.

The Westbound lanes of I-64 are shutdown after two Charleston Police cruisers were hit by a car near the Oakwood Road exit.

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ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The west-bound lanes of Interstate 64 are shutdown at the Oakwood Road Exit after two Charleston Police cruisers were hit by a car.

It happened about 3:20 Thursday morning. A crash was reported in the area about 3 a.m., but it's unclear if the cruisers that were hit were responding to that crash.

No word on any injuries.

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