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Drunk driver reportedly crashes into police cruiser

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BARTLETT, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Bartlett police are asking you to think twice before you get behind the wheel and drive. They said a close call from early Thursday morning makes their point after an accused drunk driver hit a police cruiser.

Among dozens of pristine patrol cars, there is one with a bashed in the backside. It was parked directly in front of a Donald's Donuts early Thursday.

"And I'm like wow, you know... very bad," said donut maker Sokea Kong.

Kong pulled into work at 3:30 a.m., ready to make some sweet treats but first had to bypass a sour scene.

Moments earlier, two cops had been stationed with running radar, searching for speeders.

Police said a 2000 gray Honda Accord crossed all lanes of traffic and smashed straight into the parked cruiser.

Tyler Myers was arrested and charged with DUI.

"I've heard of some pretty dumb things, but that's pretty close to the top right there," said Bartlett resident Edward Blake.

No one was hurt but the crashed cars are proof that no one is immune to the dangers of drunk driving.

The car Myers was driving belongs to his roommate.  His roommate says he had no idea anything had happened until he saw his crumpled car on the Bartlett Police Department's Facebook page.

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