State Trooper hit by drunk driver overnight

Posted at 6:55 AM, Sep 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-12 13:51:38-04

Last night, police say a state trooper was hit by a drunk driver in Chesapeake, on the south side of the Gilmerton Bridge, Route 13.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Police say Sergeant V. Smith was inside a workzone area on the Gilmerton Bridge with his emergency lights on, when a Jeep Grand Cherokee went around the work zone barricade and slammed head on into his vehicle.

Police have charged 24-year-old Billinda Colonna of the 35000 block of Seacock Chapel Road in Zuni, Virginia. She faces charges for DUI maiming. Police say Colonna had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent. 

According to officials, Colonna was not injured in the crash.

Sgt. Smith was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are available.