Peel police officer hit by alleged impaired driver

Peel police are investigating after an officer in his cruiser was hit by an allegedly impaired driver.

Peel police are investigating after an officer driving his cruiser was hit by an allegedly impaired driver.

A red Dodge Caravan struck the cruiser at about 4:10 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Burnhamthorpe Road East and Molly Avenue in Mississauga.

The officer, a sergeant who was driving back to the division, suffered minor injuries. 

The driver of the Caravan and his passenger also suffered minor injuries.

The roadway was closed for several hours.

John Perruzza, 21, of Mississauga, has been charged with impaired driving.