Akron officer injured by suspected drunk driver speaks out

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AKRON, Ohio– The Akron officer who was injured when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver spoke to the media on Friday. Police say motorcycle officer Jason McKeel was attempting to stop another driver for a traffic violation last Saturday night on South Portage Path when he was struck by 65-year-old Corrie Sharpe. Police said Sharpe was driving in a minivan and had pulled in front of him. Lt. Rick Edwards said Officer McKeel wound up under the vehicle. He suffered a broken leg and had surgery. Sharpe was arrested on scene and charged with OVI, aggravated vehicular assault and a misdemeanor charge of endangering children. She reportedly had her 11-year-old granddaughter with her at the time. Read more, here.

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