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Off-duty South St. Paul cop accused of driving drunk, fleeing police

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A 13-year veteran of the South St. Paul police force is suspected of being under the influence when he was spotted driving erratically from Farmington to Rosemount Tuesday morning and then fleeing an officer attempting to pull him over.

The Star Tribune reports the police sergeant, 36, was driving his personal SUV northbound on Hwy. 3 near 190th Street. A 911 caller reported him around 10:30 a.m. after mailboxes were hit and a truck was run off the road.

Rosemount police spotted the SUV as it pulled into a Kwik Trip gas station off of the highway. The SUV struck a trailer and a gas pump as he attempted to flee.

The Rosemount officer eventually stopped the SUV using a PIT maneuver and the off-duty cop was arrested.

Charges have not yet been filed. The South St. Paul officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The sergeant from Farmington was promoted in January, the Pioneer Press reported.

KSTP has video of roadside damage left behind from the incident.

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