Cops: Drunk Driver Hits Police Sergeant on Main Street in Manayunk

The driver fled the scene; today, a Schwenksville man has been charged with DUI and other offenses. The police sergeant suffered multiple broken bones.

A drunk driver on Manayunk’s Main Street struck a police sergeant who was making a traffic stop this morning, cops say.

Photos on the scene show that the sergeant was knocked out of his shoes. The sergeant remains hospitalized with a broken collarbone, broken ribs and other injuries.

The driver did not stop, but a tow truck driver spotted his banged up Toyota Rav-4 in Roxborough. Police announced today that 21-year-old Colin Murphy, of Schwenksville, had been charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault while DUI, criminal mischief and other offenses.

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Surveillance footage shows the horrific-looking incident. The police sergeant was in the street talking to another officer when a white car drives by and threw him 15 feet in the air. “There is nothing more graphic than that optic of seeing his shoes on the ground,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. “That scared me when I saw it.”