Tulsa Police: Officers Injured In Alcohol-Related Crash


Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 10:53 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Police believe alcohol played a role in a crash that injured two Tulsa police officers Tuesday night.

The crash happened in the 5800 block of East Pine Street about 9:15 p.m.

Police said the two officers were driving west on Pine Street when their unmarked car was hit by a vehicle driving the opposite direction.

Officer Shane Pryce was taken to a Tulsa hospital with a broken leg and officer Shannon Zabra was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Tulsa Police said the driver of the other vehicle, 24-year-old Christopher Gatsos, was trying to turn north on Kingston Avenue when he struck the officers' car almost head-on.

Police say Gatsos was arrested for DUI, failure to yield and driving with an expired tag after he was taken to a Tulsa hospital for a blood-alcohol test.