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Trooper Out of Hospital After Being Struck

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri state trooper is out of the hospital after being struck by an alleged drunken driver.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 32-year-old Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeremy Potocki of Weldon Spring was struck about 8:30 a.m. Sunday on the shoulder of Interstate 55 in south St. Louis County.

Authorities say Potocki was outside his SUV after stopping a car when a Volkswagen Jetta crashed into the back of the SUV. The SUV struck Potocki and the car he had stopped.

Potocki was treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and released late Monday night.

The Jetta’s driver, arrested for driving while intoxicated and second-degree assault, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the car pulled over by the trooper had minor injuries.

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