MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a trooper and another motorist have been hurt after a truck slammed into a Burnsville building following a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
According to the state patrol, shortly before 1:30 a.m. a trooper was driving southbound on Highway 77 near Highway 13 in Eagan when the trooper witnessed a Ford F-150 weaving out of the lane lines. When the trooper attempted to stop the F-150, the driver failed to stop and attempted to flee.READ MORE: Next Weather: Slightly-Warmer Wednesday, Severe Storms Possible Thursday
The truck driver later crashed into a building at the intersection of County Road 38 and County Road 5 in Burnsville. The trooper’s squad also sustained damage as a result of the crash.
The driver of the truck, a 51-year-old Faribault man, fled on foot, but was eventually apprehended by local law enforcement.READ MORE: VeeCon To Brings Thousands, Including Some Big Celebs, To Downtown Minneapolis
Both the driver and trooper were taken from the scene by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The state patrol says the driver showed suspected signs of impairment, so a blood sample was taken. He is currently at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. Formal charges are expected when he no longer needs medical treatment.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.MORE NEWS: What Are The Benefits Of Ramp Meters?