(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.

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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.

Credit: Michigan State Police

A few minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle was located and troopers conducted a traffic stop.

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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.

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