Michigan State Police patrol car struck on M-14 in Ann Arbor by drunk driver

No one was injured in the incident

The trooper's damaged vehicle that was struck on March 17, 2021. (Michigan State Police)

ANN ARBOR – A Michigan State Police trooper’s vehicle was struck by a passing car on Wednesday when the officer was about to exit the patrol car.

The officer was about to perform a traffic stop on E/B M-14 near Barton Drive at 9:45 p.m. when the incident occurred. The collision tore off the patrol car’s front wheel.

The driver of the other vehicle drove off and was apprehended a few minutes later. During that traffic stop, it was revealed that the 31-year-old Ann Arbor man was intoxicated.

He admitted to troopers that he was aware he struck a patrol car but decided to keep driving.

The subject was placed under arrest for OWI, taken for a blood draw at a local hospital and lodged at Washtenaw County Jail.

No one was injured in the incident.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.