Minneapolis Police Sgt. hit by Drunk Driver

A Minneapolis police sergeant was hit by a drunk driver Thursday morning as she investigated a driver who had crashed into a light pole, the Star Tribune reported.
Sgt. Rena Dudgeon was called to 31st Street and Nicollet Avenue around 3:45 a.m. to a car accident, but when she circled the car to check for other passengers, she was struck in the hip by 22-year-old Marcus Sheen, according to the Tribune.
Sheen fled the accident, but was picked up a short distance away.
"It could have been very bad," Fifth Precinct Inspector Eddie Frizell told the Tribune. "She got lucky."
Dudgeon was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center and sent home for recovery.
Sheen had a blood alcohol concentration of .284, according to WCCO, and he was also under the influence of controlled substances.
Police intend to charge him with criminal vehicular injury, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, hit and run with an injury and open bottle.

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