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.