A police officer, who was allegedly drunk behind the wheel of his car, ran over two children in Bogota Monday night.
The officer, a superintendent of the special services program of the highway police, was apparently under the influence of alcohol as he was reportedly trying to teach a woman in his car how to drive, newspaper El Espectador reported.
When the woman lost control, the officer allegedly tried to regain control of the vehicle, and that’s when the two children were struck.
This is not an isolated incident of drunkenness within the Bogota police force. Last April an officer committed suicide after being arrested for drunk driving, and two cops were arrested Monday for detonating a grenade in a residential area while under the influence.
The children were brought to “El Hospital de Fontibon” to recover from their wounds.