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By Mike Hazlip–
Auburn Boulevard was shut down Tuesday night after a Honda Civic collided with a Citrus Heights police SUV, causing the patrol vehicle to spin out and end up in the opposite lanes of traffic.
The police vehicle was traveling southbound around 7 p.m. near Grand Oaks Boulevard at approximately 25 miles per hour when the faster-moving Civic collided with the rear of the police vehicle, according to Sgt. Brandon Baldwin of the North Sacramento CHP office, who assisted in the investigation as a neutral third party.
The impact caused the police vehicle to spin out and come to rest in the northbound lanes of Auburn Boulevard. There were two Citrus Heights police officers in the police vehicle. Baldwin said officers complained of minor aches, but there were no major injuries.
The driver of the Civic, a woman who appeared to be in her 20s, was placed under arrest after California Highway Patrol officers conducted a field sobriety test.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Significant damage was observed on the front end of the Civic, while the police vehicle sustained damage to the rear.
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