A suburban Kansas City man has been charged with causing a crash that injured a police officer while driving drunk.
The driving while intoxicated charged was filed against 27-year-old Devan Hindt, of Sugar Creek, several hours after the 8 a.m. Thursday crash that sent an Independence officer to the hospital with a hip injury and road rash.
Charging documents say Hindt agreed to a breath test after his pickup truck pulled out in front of the officer. The test showed a blood-alcohol content level of .104, which is above the legal limit of 0.08.
Court records say Hindt denied drinking but acknowledged that he was involved in the crash.
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