State trooper struck while on traffic stop in Mundy Township

MUNDY TWP. — A trooper assigned to state police Third District IMPACT Team was injured in a traffic crash last week in Mundy Township.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, March, 26, the trooper was completing a traffic stop on Fenton Road near Lincoln Street when a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado struck the rear of the patrol car, pushing the car forward into the trooper and the Ford Fusion the trooper had stopped.

Emergency lights were activated for the traffic stop.

The impact threw the trooper onto the hood of the patrol car, which traveled into a grassy area near the roadway. The trooper was transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The 42-year-old Grand Blanc resident who was driving the Silverado was transported to a local hospital, evaluated for injuries and released. The driver later was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated.

The Fusion driver was unharmed.

The IMPACT Team, Impaired Driving Action Team, is responsible for detecting, identifying, and enforcing Operating While Impaired (OWI) violations on Michigan’s roadways ultimately reducing the number of alcohol and drug impaired driving injury and fatal crashes. — L.R.