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November 28, 2014

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Driver arrested on DUI count after crashing into trooper’s car on I-15

Interstate 15 crash

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A man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his car into a police vehicle early Sunday on Interstate 15, causing the closure of three lanes for several hours.

Nevada Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to investigate a single-vehicle rollover near the Charleston Boulevard exit on I-15 a little after 3 a.m. Sunday, when a man driving a four-door Volvo crashed into a trooper's vehicle, NHP spokesman Loy Hixson said. Both vehicles spun into the interstate after the collision, causing the closure of three lanes until 7 a.m., Hixson said.

The trooper and the Volvo driver were sent to a local hospital after the collision, and both were released Sunday morning. The identity of the trooper has not been released.

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  1. Day after day after day we read or hear about stupid drunks causing havoc on our roadways and still there is a wide tendency to glamourize alcohol. Newspapers are especially egregious in this respect. Printing stories and photos of party's where alcohol is a big factor; smiling faces and happy folks, all hoisting drinks, are freatured prominently as if no one can enjoy life without imbibing. I'm not for prohibition, but I am for the ending of the glamourization of the use of alcohol. For too many, it's a deadly addiction. For too many others, it's simply deadly when they are accosted by drunks.

  2. My prayers to the trooper.

  3. Is every traffic accident in this town alcohol related? It sure seems so. Stop giving people their licenses back! 1 year minimum.