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Car Hits Parked Police Cruiser, Flips Over

Flipped car on S. Wakefield Street (courtesy photo)

(Updated at 9:20 a.m.) A car flipped on its roof near Shirlington on Sunday after colliding with a parked police car.

The incident happened on the 2800 block of S. Wakefield Street Sunday afternoon. According to police, an Acura TL heading eastbound on Wakefield Street struck two parked vehicles — a Ford Mustang and an Arlington police cruiser — before flipping over. It damaged a third vehicle after overturning.

The police car “sustained major damage” to its rear axle, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The driver, identified as a 26-year-old Arlington man, was charged with reckless driving, driving with a revoked license and DUI. No injuries were reported.

Courtesy photo

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