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2 California Highway Patrol officers struck on interstate

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-11 20:30:20-04

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two California Highway Patrol officers were struck by a suspected drunk driver after pulling over another car on an interstate early Sunday, authorities said.

The officers were “conducting an enforcement stop" along Interstate 80 in Solano County around 2 a.m. when a vehicle “left the roadway and struck them,” the highway patrol said in a statement.

One officer sustained major injuries and was airlifted to a trauma center in stable condition, the statement said.

The other officer has been released after being treated at a hospital, officials said.

“The driver of the errant vehicle was subsequently arrested on charges of felony DUI,” the statement said.