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CA man arrested for DUI after rear-ending DPS trooper in Yuma

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 21, 2022

YUMA, AZ — A suspected impaired driver was booked into jail after hitting a fully marked Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle in the Yuma area earlier this week.

DPS officials say the incident occurred before 11 p.m. Tuesday along Interstate 8.

A fully marked DPS vehicle had its emergency lights activated and was merging onto westbound I-8 when it was rear-ended by an Audi sedan, DPS said.

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The trooper suffered minor injuries despite the vehicle being seriously damaged during the collision.

DPS said the suspected impaired driver of the Audi, 25-year-old Immanuel Lord of Chula Vista, California, also suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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Lord was arrested and booked into jail on charges including DUI, aggravated assault, and endangerment.