DUI driver hits police vehicle

A Reedley police K-9 patrol unit was hit by a suspected drunken driver on July 8. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a drunken driver and blocked off a car driven by Brian Durham, 53, of Reedley. Police said Durham tried to evade the officers and after circling the police vehicles intentionally struck the patrol vehicle. Durham was arrested for DUI and assault on a police officer using the vehicle. Canine patrol officer Jonathan Montemayor and K-9 officer Kona suffered minor injuries but are reported to be doing fine. Durham was booked into the Fresno County Jail on three felony charges involving the pursuit in addition to the DUI. His bail was $85,000.



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