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Suspected impaired wrong-way driver causes 3-car crash in Minneapolis

It happened around 6:15 p.m. at Hwy. 280 and Broadway Street.

A wrong-way driver suspected of driving while impaired was arrested after causing a three-vehicle crash in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a person driving a white Dodge Caravan was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 280, then at some point turned around and started going northbound. 

The Dodge then slammed into two vehicles near Broadway Street, causing injuries not considered life-threatening to one of the drivers. 

Troopers believe the driver of the Dodge was impaired and possibly suffering from an overdose. The driver resisted the trooper who was trying to help them out of the vehicle, at which point a passerby stopped to help the trooper. 

The suspected impaired driver was arrested and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. 

The crash is being investigated by the state patrol as a DWI-Drugs case. 

More information will be released once the investigation is complete. 

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