Driver runs stop sign, smashes cop car

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CaptureSAN DIEGO — A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and crashed into a San Diego police car in Pacific Beach, police said.

The crash happened at Garnet Avenue and Morrell Street about 2:30 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said.

A patrolman was headed east on Garnet Avenue when the suspect, headed north on Morrell Street, ran a stop sign and struck the police car in the intersection, according to Lasher.

The patrolman complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital, he said. He was later released.

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