(CBS DETROIT) – A man is in police custody after hitting a Michigan State Police Trooper on St. Patrick’s Day.
It happened at 9:45 p.m. while the trooper was at a traffic stop on eastbound M-14 near Barton Drive in Washtenaw County.READ MORE: State Farm, Arbor Day Foundation Announce Tree-Planting Collaboration
Michigan State Police say as the trooper was about to exit the patrol car, a passing vehicle struck the patrol car and tore off the front wheel. The driver failed to stop and drove off.
A few minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle was located and troopers conducted a traffic stop.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 8,867 New COVID-19 Cases, 74 Deaths Tuesday
Police said the 31-year-old man from Ann Arbor was intoxicated and he admitted to troopers that he knew he struck a trooper patrol car but decided not to stop.
No injuries occurred to the trooper or anyone else.MORE NEWS: First MDOT Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup Of 2021 Begins April 17
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