OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office has released video of a head-on collision between a deputy's cruiser and an SUV traveling the wrong way in south Oklahoma City.
The entire crash was recorded by the cruiser's dashboard camera.
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Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, a deputy with the K-9 unit was traveling westbound on S.W. 29th Street near S. Pennsylvania. In the video, you can see the white pickup truck in front of the cruiser swerve out of the way. Moments later, an SUV appears and slams into the cruiser.
The deputy suffered minor injuries. His K-9 deputy "Boze" was not seriously injured.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested the driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Francisco Noriega-Perales. Perales was jailed in the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the road, and not wearing a seatbelt.