- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

EDINA, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say an Edina police officer is recovering from head injuries after she was beaten by a suspected drunken driver.

Police say the officer pursued the 25-year-old Lakeville man early Sunday after he drove too close to her squad car and the vehicle she had pulled over on Highway 169 in Edina. The officer arrested the man when a preliminary breath test measured his blood alcohol content at 0.15 percent.

Police say the man got one hand free from the handcuffs, attacked the officer when she opened the door after he said he was going to be sick, and fled the scene.

Police found and arrested the man, who faces charges, including assault of a police officer and driving while intoxicated.

The officer was treated and released at a hospital.



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