ST. LOUIS (AP) –  Two St. Louis-area police officers are recovering after accidents while making separate weekend traffic stops along Interstate 70.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that neither officer was seriously hurt.

Police say an Arnold man crashed his Buick into a Pine Lawn police car on westbound I-70 about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Officer Brandon Lange was out of his car writing a ticket for another driver and suffered leg and hip injuries.

The driver of the Buick faces several charges.

A Normandy police car was struck about 2 a.m. Sunday as officer Cletis Mathis was getting out during a traffic stop.

Mathis suffered minor injuries.

The driver fled and faces charges that include driving while intoxicated.



Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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