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Motorcycle officer in serious condition after crash involving alleged drunk driver

Posted at 9:09 AM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 14:41:46-04

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron police officer is in the hospital after being hit while on a motorcycle.

The crash happened after 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Portage Path and Bloomfield Avenue.

The officer was traveling southbound on Portage Path attempting to stop a traffic violator, while Corrie Sharpe, 65, was driving a 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan was driving eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue.

Sharpe stopped at a stop sign but failed to yield and pulled out in front of the officer, according to police.

The officer was ejected from the motorcycle and pinned under the minivan.

He was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital with serious injuries.

Sharpe and an 11-year-old passenger were not injured.

Police said Sharpe appeared to be intoxicated and transported her to the Akron Police Department for further testing. She took a Breathalyzer test with a result of .125.

Sharpe has been charged with failing to yield, OVI, BAC, aggravated vehicular assault and child endangering.

The officer is a 23 year veteran of the department. At the time of the accident, he was working on a State of Ohio Enforcement Grant.

Sharpe posted a $10,000 bond on Monday. She is schedule to return to court on May 31 for a status hearing.