The second reported case of police squad cars being struck by other vehicles happened early Sunday morning when a drunk driver blew through a green light and failed to stop for the police car ahead.
Capt. Mike Langer of the Minneapolis State Patrol was driving through a red light at 35W and Stinson Blvd. with his siren and lights flashing as a woman drove through the intersecting street's green light and struck the patrol vehicle There was a passenger in her vehicle who suffered minor injuries.
It is not known why the woman's light did not change to red, the police officer said. Langer was reportedly responding to a back up call before the crash happened.