Alcohol suspected factor after trooper’s patrol car hit in Ashland County

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ASHLAND, Ohio (WJW) — A trooper was injured when a driver hit his patrol car in Ashland County on Wednesday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The trooper was slowing for a traffic stop on U.S. 250 near Township Road 856 just north of Ashland when the patrol car was hit from behind.

The driver, 46-year-old Scott Farnsworth, was not injured. The trooper suffered minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

The patrol said alcohol was a factor in the crash. Farnsworth was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence. His blood-alcohol was three times the legal limit.

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