Officer Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver

A Branford police officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle while conducting a DUI enforcement Monday.

It was around 8:30 p.m. when Sergeant Philip Ramsey’s cruiser was backed into by a suspected drunk driver on Commercial Parkway in town.

Ramsey sustained minor back injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital.

Under arrest is 20-year-old Crystal Carreras of Branford.

She faces charges of operating under the influence under the age of 21.

Carreras is free on bond and is due in court September 11.

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