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Distracted driver crashes into officer vehicle

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    MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) — A distracted driver crashed into a Mt. Juliet Police vehicle Sunday morning shutting down lanes on I-40 East.

Officers were investigating a 3 car DUI crash on I-40 near mile marker 228.

Mt. Juliet posted an update to Twitter saying a distracted driver hit a patrol SUV. Inside the SUV was a suspected impaired driver detained in the back seat. The adult male was injured in the crash, he is in serious condition, according to police.

The distracted driver had minor injuries.

Four officers on the scene avoided injury.

Mt. Juliet Police released this statement to News 4 about the crashing: “Our prayers will be with the injured suspect, and we hope he recovers quickly.”

Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All lanes on I-40 are reopened to drivers.

Stay with News 4 for the latest updates.

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