Drunken Driving Suspect Slams Into CHP Officer's Car

Former Substance Abuse Counselor Arrested On DUI Charges

A former substance abuse counselor was arrested on DUI charges Tuesday night after slamming into the back of a California Highway Patrol vehicle, officers said.

The crash happened in the 1800 block of Gosford Road while the officers were completing a traffic stop.

Officers said that about 10 p.m., 28-year-old Jessica Woodward struck the back of their patrol car, causing it to hit the stopped vehicle.

The two officers were taken to Kern Medical Center with minor injuries and were soon released.

Woodward was taken to KMC for minor injuries.

Woodward was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Woodward used to work as a substance abuse counselor and drug counselor.

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