Police: Trooper injured in collision with impaired drive
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a highway trooper was injured in Prescott Valley when a pickup truck driven by a man who was under the influence of drugs collided with the officer’s SUV.
The Prescott Valley Police Department say 22-year-old Jarrett Tixier of Prescott Valley was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of drunken driving, endangerment, aggravated assault and felony criminal damage.
The troop involved in the collision was treated for injuries that weren’t threatening his life.
It’s not known whether Tixier has an attorney yet who can comment on his behalf.
The collision led to the closure of northbound lanes of State Route 69 for about five hours.