MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people, including a police officer, were injured early Saturday morning when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of a squad car on Highway 280 in St. Paul.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a University of Minnesota officer had pulled over a 19-year-old St. Paul woman near University Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.READ MORE: 'Unbelievable' Furniture Demand Causing Extreme Delivery Delays
The officer was outside of the squad when another driver — 34-year-old Chad Anderson of River Falls — hit the back of the squad, causing it to hit the woman’s parked car.
The squad’s emergency lights were activated at the time of the crash.READ MORE: Unnecessary Roughness? Former Gophers Claim Tough Practices Ended Football Careers
The officer was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The woman was taken to United Hospital with minor injuries.
Anderson also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Regions Hospital by ambulance. He will likely face charges for driving while intoxicated, criminal vehicular operation and driving on a suspended license.MORE NEWS: 'U' Officials: Several Students Robbed Of Cellphones In Past 5 Days On Minneapolis Campus
The names of the officer and young woman have not been released.