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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A man is now charged with a DUI after striking a police cruiser that was stopped on Airways Boulevard Saturday morning.

Around 6:30 a.m. Edwin Lopez, 22, was driving a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass south of I-240 when it struck a marked police cruiser.

The officers' cruiser had its blue strobe lights on as they were handling a traffic crash at that location

One was inside of the cruiser and the second officer was standing outside of the cruiser when the crash happened.

Both officers were injured and taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Lopez's passenger was also taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Lopez is charged with a DUI, not having insurance or a drivers license, violating open container law, public intoxication, and reckless driving.

He was not injured.

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