On May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., two officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were investigating a suspect for driving under the influence on Highway 17 near Shelmore Blvd. Moments after arresting this driver, another vehicle struck the rear of one of the Mount Pleasant Police vehicles that was then pushed into the second police vehicle. The officers and their suspect were knocked to the ground as a result. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to investigate the collision and did arrest the driver for driving under the influence. Both officers and their arrestee were transported to a local hospital where they were released earlier this morning.