Two Michigan state troopers sustained injuries early Thanksgiving morning when a suspected impaired driver struck a patrol vehicle, causing it to pin one trooper between it and another vehicle.
About 2 a.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were assisting the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department on a traffic stop when their patrol vehicle was struck from behind.
According to Michigan State Police, the patrol vehicle spun around hitting both troopers and momentarily pinning one trooper between his vehicle and the deputy’s patrol vehicle.
The pinned trooper was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening leg injuries and has been treated and released. The second trooper suffered back pain but remained on scene.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured and was arrested and booked into the Montcalm County Jail by sheriff’s deputies for operating under the influence.