- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A woman accused of crashing her car into an Orange police officer, critically injuring him, has been charged with drunken driving and other felonies.

Officer Sharif Muzayen suffered major trauma to his legs and pelvis and remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley V. Bertolino is accused of having a blood alcohol level of .13 percent and being under the influence of drugs.

The officer was struck by a 2016 Hyundai while standing outside of his patrol vehicle early Saturday.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2hNeL6t) he was briefly trapped under the car.

Officials say the officer, a former Marine and father of two, will survive, but faces a long recovery process.

The newspaper was unable to reach an attorney for Bertolino for comment.


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