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Suspected drunk driver hits police car and flees in N. Seattle

SEATTLE -- A woman alleged to be driving drunk hit a Seattle patrol officer's car in North Seattle early Sunday morning on 3rd Avenue Northwest.

An officer in a fully-marked Seattle Police car was driving northbound after 3 a.m. in the 6700 block of 3rd Avenue NW, according to Detective Jeff Kappel.

A car suddenly cut across 3rd Avenue NW traveling westbound and collided with the police car.

The female driver then fled the scene, Kappel said.

She was found soon afterward at 15th Avenue NW and NW Market Street and taken into custody.

She was processed for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to Kappel.

Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured in the incident, poilce said.