By: Andrew Krammer
A Brooklyn Center police officer was injured Tuesday night when his squad car was struck by a minivan, the Star Tribune reports.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Brooklyn Boulevard and 51st Avenue North, police said.
Shannon Karjalahti, 33, drove a van into the driver's side door of the squad car, KSTP reported.
Karjalahti has nine convictions on his driving record and was drunk at the time of the incident, police said.
The officer suffered a broken collarbone and a broken pelvis.