Missouri state trooper nearly struck by suspected impaired driver on I-70

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BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A Missouri state trooper was nearly struck while sitting in parked in his vehicle while on duty. The frightening ordeal happened at 2:48 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 at mile marker 121 in Boone County. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F released dashcam video of the incident.

The video shows an 18-wheeler traveling in the righthand lane and a passenger car in the left lane. Suddenly, another car attempts to pass the first car by going to the shoulder on the lefthand side of the roadway and nearly sideswipes the state trooper’s vehicle.

The car that went onto the shoulder overturns in the middle of the interstate. The other car that was moving normally is spun out and travels of the right side of the interstate.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. The driver that nearly struck the state police vehicle was arrested and charged with DWI.

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