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Driver arrested for DUI after collision with Chico Police patrol car

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Jul 04 2013 10:04:15 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 04 2013 12:55:04 PM CDT
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CHICO, Calif. -

An alleged DUI driver was arrested early Wednesday morning in Chico after colliding with a police car.   

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at 5th and Mangrove.  The CHP said the driver turned in front of an oncoming police vehicle, causing the collision.

The CHP arrested the driver Alexandra Nail, 20 of Magalia for DUI.  Two passengers  were arrested for being  drunk in  public.  They are 19-year-old Tristan Vnuc, and 18-year-old Harry Scott, both of Chico.

The CHP said the patrol car suffered minor damage because Officer Mitchell was able to swerve to avoid a more serious collision.