Man charged with DWI after crashing into RPD patrol car

Posted at: 09/13/2013 4:27 AM
Updated at: 09/13/2013 1:44 PM

A Rochester man has been charged with DWI after a crash that sent a Rochester Police officer to the hospital.

Keith M. Zephro, 33, of Rochester, has been arrested and charged with DWI as well as a red light violation. 

Police say Officer Chad Halstead was traveling west on University Avenue around 2:30a.m. when Zephro failed to stop for a flashing red light on Prince Street crashed into Officer Halstead's car. The patrol car then went off the road and hit a tree. Officer Halstead was taken to the Highland Hospital for minor injuries. He has since been released.