State Patrol Officer Hit By Drunk Driver

Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 9:00 am

A Minnesota State Patrol officer was injured this weekend when his squad car was hit by a drunk driver.  Erick Sjodin suffered non-life threatening injuries when a car, driven by Timothy Langguth, 61, of Moose Lake crossed over the median and broadsided the squad car.

The accident happened on I-35 southbound in Carlton County.

Langguth is now in critical condition with a broken femur and head and facial injuries.  He was taken to St. Mary’s hospital in duluth.

The accident occurred Saturday morning before 1 a.m.

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