Clarksville Police are also doing extra DUI patrols this weekend and an officer there found one the hard way.
A news release says Officer Tom Johnson was working as part of the DUI saturation patrols around 3am this morning when his patrol car was rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver.
Officer Johnson was stopped for a red light at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Ringold Road when an SUV driven by 47-year old Stanley Mickens of Clarksville attempted to make a left turn onto Ringold, but instead hit the cruiser in the rear.
The wreck sent Officer Johnson to Gateway Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, while Mickens went uninjured. Mickens was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and then to the Montgomery Jail, with police saying he blew nearly three times the legal limit on the breath test.
Officer Johnson remains in the hospital, while Mickens is in jail on $500 bond.