- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) - 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.

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