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Officer Hit By Suspected Impaired Driver

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 15:21:35-04

A suspected impaired driver was involved in an early morning head-on crash with a Mt. Juliet police officer.

Authorities said the wreck happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday on Weakley Lane near Rockdale Fellowship Road.

According to reports, the officer was driving home when he was hit head-on by another vehicle.

Officials confirmed the vehicle was driving the wrong way in the officer’s lane.

The officer did attempt to come to a stop before the crash to reduce the force of impact.

Reports stated there were no serious injuries from the crash.

The officer was treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the car, who was suspected of being impaired, and the passenger were facing multiple charges from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

No identities were released.