Minnesota trooper assaulted after Brooklyn Center crash
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota state trooper who was attacked by a driver at the scene of a crash in Brooklyn Center managed to subdue the suspect with the help of a Taser and a passing motorist.
The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after the trooper stopped to investigate a single vehicle crash. The suspect, a 38-year-old Zimmerman man, is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and fourth-degree assault.
Authorities say the trooper was eventually able to detain the man after the unidentified motorist stopped to assist.
Both the trooper and suspect were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday