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Maryland troopers collide while looking for wrong-way driver

Posted June 15

— Two Maryland state troopers looking for a wrong-way driver were hurt when they collided with each other.

Maryland State Police said in a statement that the troopers responded late Wednesday to a report of an apparently impaired driver going southbound in northbound lanes in the Forestville area of Prince George's County.

As Troopers Warren Thompson and Kamil Kozoil responded, police say Thompson's patrol car hit the rear of Kozoil's car and Kozoil's car traveled across the median and down an embankment.

Police say the troopers were flown to a Baltimore hospital and both are expected to survive.

A Maryland Natural Resources Police officer later stopped the car the troopers were looking for and police say the driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

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