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Shelby Township officer injured in crash with suspected drunk driver

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 08:07:43-04

A police vehicle was hit by a suspected drunk driver Thursday evening.

According to a release, at around 6 p.m., Shelby Town Police officers were responding to a call about a suicidal person armed with a knife. 

The fully marked police vehicle was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 23 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. 

Police say alcohol may have been a factor. The officer in the police car at the time of the crash was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

If you have information on the incident, please contact Officer S. Phelps of the Shelby Township Department Traffic Unit at 586-731-2121 ext. 470.