Police Officer Nathaniel Cooper Struck by Driver on Road 27 in DUI Crash
Madera County, CA (January 29, 2021) – On Thursday, police arrested 24-year-old Alexis Aguilar in a DUI crash on Road 27.
The DUI accident took place before midnight at the intersection of Avenue 17.
Madera County Sheriff deputy Nathaniel Cooper was on his way to respond to a call regarding a suspected DUI driver.
Just then, the driver’s side of his patrol car was struck by a car that ran the stop sign.
Cooper exited his patrol vehicle from the passenger side door and found the suspect’s car disabled in the roadway.
Aguilar, the driver, initially refused to exit his vehicle. Similarly, he attempted to flee the scene before authorities took him to custody.
Meanwhile, police performed field sobriety tests, which confirmed Aguilar was under the influence.
Additionally, authorities found out that Aguilar was possibly involved in several other hit and run incidents within the city and county limits of Madera.
Consequently, they booked Aguilar on multiple charges, including felony driving under the influence. Also, of felony hit and run, and resisting arrest.
Furthermore, Cooper sustained minor injuries in this incident.
This is a stark reminder to not drink and drive.
How To Proceed From Madera County Crash
While driving is essential for many to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous daily maneuvers. Thus, it is therefore important to know how to proceed in case you find yourself involved in an accident.
On the AAA Foundation Web site, chief executive officer Peter Kissinger repeatedly labeled the epidemic of motor vehicle-related accidents a “public health crisis.”
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
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