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Police car goes airborne during wreck in north St. Louis

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A police officer in St. Louis was taken to an area hospital after his police cruiser was hit by a suspected drunk driver in north St. Louis Thursday morning.

Police officials said the wreck happened at the intersection of Marcus and St. Louis avenues around 2:15 a.m.

Police said the officer was on assignment traveling south on Marcus when he came to a stop at St. Louis Avenue.

Authorities said he began to enter the intersection and was struck on the passenger side by a driver who ran a stop sign.

The officer’s vehicle went airborne, struck a telephone pole and flipped on its side.

The officer was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to his head.  He was later released.

The suspect was also taken to a local hospital for treatment for unknown injuries.  The suspect refused to submit to a breath or blood test.

He was later arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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