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Illinois state trooper hit while making DUI arrest on I-64

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald
By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald
By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald
By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald
By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Illinois State Police say two people are accused of drunken driving after a car rear-ended a trooper’s cruiser during a southwestern Illinois traffic stop.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the three weren’t seriously injured during the wreck that happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday along Interstate 64 in East St. Louis.

Trooper Calvin Dye says the officer was completing paperwork in his patrol car while 32-year-old Brent Daugherty of St. Louis was in the back seat after being pulled over for suspected drunken driving. That’s when a sport utility vehicle driven by 28-year-old Vastie Jenkins of O’Fallon hit the trooper’s car from behind.

The officer’s name wasn’t released.

 

Online court records don’t show whether Daugherty or Jenkins have attorneys.

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