Montgomery County officer struck while directing traffic

A Montgomery County police officer's actions are being questioned this morning after he was grazed by a car while directing traffic.

This happened July 1 at the scene of an accident on the outer-loop of I495. Police said a 58-year-old Baltimore man, Reginald Eugene Taylor, swerved into the lane where the officer was standing, and clipped him.

After the car came to a stop, the officer slammed the car's roof. When the man finally exited the car, the officer appeared to push him to the ground. According to Montgomery County police, the driver had a blood alcohol level of .22; nearly three times the legal limit in Maryland.

The officer is being identified as Francis McDonough, a 20-year-veteran of the department.  The department is reviewing the circumstances of this incident.

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