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The Shawnee News-Star
  • State trooper injured

  • Suspect arrested after crash and trying to flee on foot.
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  • An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper sustained minor
    injuries early Sunday morning after being rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver, the Ok;lahoma Highway Patrol reported.
     
    Trooper Mystal Perkins, 23, was on duty and in her patrol car at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday when it was struck from behind while she sat at a red signal light at SE 29th and Walker in Oklahoma City.
     
    The suspect, Juan Gonzalez, 26, from Clinton, fled from the scene on foot after slamming his 2008 Ford F-150 pickup into the back of the trooper's Dodge Charger. The force of the crashed pushed the trooper's car into a car it was stopped behind at the traffic light.
     
    Troopers pursued the suspect and after a brief struggle, placed him under arrest. He was taken by EMSA to a local hospital where he was treated for a minor injury sustained in the crash and then transported to Oklahoma County jail where he was booked in on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver license, resisting arrest, possession of CDS and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
     
    Perkins was treated and released from a metro hospital
    for her injuries and is expected to be back to work within a few days.
     
     

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