Drunk driver hits state trooper

CANTON TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a drunk driver in Stark County.

The accident happened just before 9PM Wednesday on State Route 800 at 48th Street South.

The trooper was driving northbound and Daniel James was driving southbound. James made a left turn to get onto 48th Street, and crashed into the cruiser.

Both the trooper and James were treated and released from Aultman Hospital.

James was slapped with several charges including failure to yield and OVI. This was his first drunk driving offense.

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