PORTLAND — A Cape Elizabeth woman was sentenced today to three months in jail, two years probation and a $2,000 fine for a drunk driving crash in December that injured a South Portland police officer.

Lisa Cioe, 44, was sentenced by Justice Robert Crowley at Cumberland County Superior Court. She previously pleaded guilty to drunk driving, aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Officers Seth Page and Jeff Levesque were arresting an individual for drunk driving on Broadway around 1:45 a.m. Dec. 12, when Cioe crashed into one of the cruisers on the side of the road.

“Cioe had been drinking alcohol at the Griffin Club, and had been warned by the bartender not to drive and even turned down a ride in a cab which had been ordered for her,” said Tamara Getchell, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, in a prepared statement.

Officer Page recently returned to patrol duties, after suffering injuries to his knee, neck, back and shoulder. He was not able to work for six weeks. Levesque was not injured. Cioe’s blood alcohol content was .23 percent, about three times higher than Maine’s legal limit to drive.

“It is ironic that Officer Page had just pulled another drunk driver off the road when he was struck and seriously injured by this drunk driver,” District Attorney Stephanie Anderson said in a prepared statement. “The case illustrates the potential lethality of drunk driving and helps remind us that every single day, police officers place their own safety in danger by protecting ours.”

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