INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury when his squad car was struck by a suspected drunken driver in St. Louis County.
The motorist also was not seriously injured. Sheriff's officials say the sergeant was patrolling in Industrial Township on Highway 8 near Highway 33 shortly before midnight Tuesday when a vehicle approached him driving on the wrong side of the road.
Authorities say that despite maneuvers to avoid a crash and activation of the deputy's emergency lights, the two vehicles collided head-on. Officials say the 25-year-old Saginaw man was highly intoxicated and was booked into the county jail.