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Woman Arrested After Collision With Police

A Burbank woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after her car hit a police car in Sunland, injuring herself, two police officers and two women who were riding with her, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

Christina Schirmeister, 20, was given a blood-alcohol test at the time of the accident about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Officer Douglas Burns of the Valley Traffic Division.

Officers Joseph Napolitano, who was driving the police car, and Ron Calhoun were treated for minor injuries at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills after their car was rear-ended by a 1986 Subaru driven by Schirmeister, police said. Schirmeister and her two passengers were also treated for minor injuries, authorities said.

The patrol car was making a U-turn on Foothill Boulevard at Wentworth Street when it was hit, said Officer Brad Peters. Both cars suffered major damage, he said.

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