2 DPS troopers escape serious injury in DUI crash

- Two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers suffered minor injuries after a suspected impaired driver crashed into their patrol vehicles on southbound Loop 101 near Guadalupe Road overnight.

The accident happened at about 12:45 a.m., on Saturday as troopers were providing help for an earlier crash near Guadalupe.

DPS troopers say their marked vehicles were blocking the HOV lane when the driver slammed into both their patrol vehicles.  Both of the troopers suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention.

Troopers say the driver was impaired and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  A person who was riding in one of the DPS vehicles was not hurt.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes reopened at about 7 a.m.

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