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Drunk-driver rams sergeant's squad car, possibly deliberately

Fortunately, the St. Louis County deputy was uninjured.

A deputy in St. Louis County was hit by an alleged drunk driver, who may have struck his squad car intentionally.

The incident happened at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, when a Patrol Sergeant was on patrol on Highway 8 in Industrial Township, about 30 miles northwest of Duluth.

The sergeant noticed a vehicle traveling straight towards him on the wrong side of the road.

It was failing to correct its lanes and also ran a stop sign.

The sergeant stopped and began reversing to avoid a collision, but despite taking evasive maneuvers and turning on his emergency lights, his car was hit head on.

Fortunately, the damage to both cars was light, and both the deputy and the alleged drunk driver – a 25-year-old man from nearby Saginaw – were uninjured in the incident.

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The initial investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office have found that the driver's actions "were possibly intentional," while noting that he was "highly intoxicated."

He was arrested and booked into the St. Louis County Jail for DWI.

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