Driver swipes Mt. Juliet patrol car on side of Interstate 40

(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – An unoccupied Mt. Juliet police patrol car was swiped by a driver on Interstate 40 late Monday afternoon.

Authorities say it happened as officers and firefighters were on the scene of a pickup truck fire near S. Mt. Juliet Road around 5 p.m.

Police say the officer was outside of his car and approaching the incident when the out-of-control sedan hit the patrol car.

(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

The sedan then left the roadway and stopped 450 feet away. Neither the officer nor driver of the other car was harmed.

By police department policy, a third-party agency must investigate any crash involving a department vehicle. Therefore, the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

The crash was caught on dash cam video. Watch above this story or click here if you can’t see it form your mobile device.