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Indiana State Police vehicle hit by DUI driver on I-80;  2 soldiers sent to hospital

GARY, Ind. (SCS) – Two soldiers were sent to the hospital after a DUI driver hit a police cruiser on Interstate 80 on Saturday morning.

Indiana State Police said at approximately 12:52 a.m. Troopers were carrying out a traffic stop on the west side of I-80 near the 8.0 marker one mile west of the exit of Grand Street.

Initial reports say the soldiers were inside their vehicle with their emergency lights activated when they were struck by a silver 2013 Subaru Legacy.

Both soldiers were taken to hospital for evaluation and released, police said.

The driver of the Subaru, identified as Kyle Dickson, 27, of Hobart, Indiana, was uninjured in the accident and refused to seek medical treatment.

The vehicle that had been stopped before the accident was not hit and the driver was not injured.

The driver of the Subaru was rushed to Lake County Jail where he was charged with driving a vehicle while intoxicated while endangering a person – a Class A misdemeanor.


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