Woman in custody after hitting trooper's car, fleeing scene

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 4:51 AM

Updated Sunday, May 11 at 5:18 PM

Woman in custody after hitting trooper's car, fleeing scene

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(KMOV.com) – A woman is in custody after hitting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper’s car in St. Charles early Sunday morning.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a trooper was at a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 70 east of Cave Springs around 12:45 a.m. when a woman failed to change lanes and side swiped the trooper’s vehicle.  The officer was outside of his vehicle when the crash happened and did not sustain any injuries.

The woman fled the scene, but was later caught and taken into custody. Police say she was booked on leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence. 

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