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Dec. 19, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Officer Hit

A St. Joseph Police officer is slightly injured after a suspected drunken driver crashed into his squad car while other officers were in pursuit.

The driver who struck the squad car around 2 a.m. was believed to have been involved in a disturbance to which police were responding. Police say the 31-year-old man struck a parked car, ran several stop signs and attempted to make a turn at a high rate of speed when he struck the police vehicle. The man, who has not been identified, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. The officer was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and released. The driver was admitted to the hospital and was reported in stable condition.