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Alleged drunk driver hit officer with a door, crashed into fence

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ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A suspected drunk driver was taken into custody after hitting an officer with a door and crashing into a fence in Arnold Tuesday night.

The 46-year-old man was pulled over while driving near Interstate 55 and Highway 141 after police received calls concerning a vehicle without a front tire and no headlights almost striking several vehicles in the area.

After being pulled over, the man allegedly accelerated the car, striking the officer with the vehicle’s door or window, according to authorities.

After striking the officer, the vehicle continued along Highway 141 until it ran off the roadway and struck a fence near Fiedler Lane.

After being taken into custody, the suspect refused a breath test and was later released to a sober driver pending application of felony warrants, according to the Arnold Police Department. 

The suspect is facing assault, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated charges.  

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

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