Drunk Driver Totals Trooper's Vehicle


A trooper was uninjured but his patrol vehicle was totaled after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in Jackson Friday night.

Moments before the crash, the trooper stopped a bicyclist pulling two friends on a skateboard in the middle of the southbound lane of US 89.

As the trooper was standing at his open patrol car door he saw a vehicle speeding toward him.

The trooper had a split second to leap up and over the side of his patrol car just as the car collided with the rear and driver's side of his car.

The driver, 37 year-old Claire Johnson from Jackson, is facing multiple charges including driving while under the influence.