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Trooper dives to safety as car hits cruiser during DUI stop

BERLIN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a driver suspected of being under the influence slammed into an unoccupied police cruiser parked on the side of the road. The collision sent a trooper at the scene diving for safety. Police say that crash happened after state troopers had closed part of Route 9 in the area of Berlin and Cromwell after pulling over a wrong-way driver. Police tracked down that driver after numerous 911 calls that he was driving the wrong way down Route 3 around 4 a.m. on Sunday. The wrong-way driver, 55-year-old Andrew Duffy, was charged with driving under the influence and traveling the wrong way on a highway. The other driver, 28-year-old Jamar Jones, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and motor vehicle violations.


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