Suspected drunk driver slams into Blaine police squad

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A suspected drunk driver is in custody after side-swiping a Blaine police squad car while an officer was conducting a traffic stop Thursday night.

WCCO says the squad's emergency lights were flashing while it was stopped on the shoulder of Highway 65 near the 125th Avenue bridge around 9 p.m. A pickup traveling northbound crashed into the side of the officer's car and continued driving.

The driver of the truck eventually came to a stop on the shoulder of Hwy 65. The Minnesota State Patrol arrested the driver on suspicion of DWI.

Neither the officer or the driver were injured.

The squad car sustained significant damage. KARE 11 has a good photo:

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