Drunk Driver Sentenced to Three Years for Injuring Police Officer


A Maryland man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he struck a police officer with his car while driving under the influence of alcohol. Lennwood Saunders, 35, was driving a Chevy Tahoe on October 21, 2015, when he “felt something.” Shortly thereafter, he was pulled over by Montgomery County police officer Michael Murphy, who after asking for his license, informed Saunders that what he “felt” was his side-view mirror striking the officer in the rib cage. Murphy suffered a broken rib, but was able to run to his vehicle and chase Saunders down. Officials say the severity of the sentence stems from the fact that Saunders has multiple DUI convictions and the fact that he nearly killed the officer.

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