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PD: Trooper receives minor injuries after cruiser was struck on Route 8

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SEYMOUR, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut State Police Trooper's cruiser was struck while attending to a traffic stop on Route 8 Northbound in Beacon Falls.

According to Trooper Kelly Grant, the trooper received minor injuries, and was transported to Yale New Haven for evaluation.

The driver of the car in the traffic stop was not hit, and was uninjured, according to Trooper Grant. The driver that struck the officer's car was uninjured and taken into custody for DUI.

The highway was closed between exits 23 and 25, and reopened at 7:30 p.m..

The crash was reported at about 6:30 p.m.

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