A DPS trooper is recovering after he was rear-ended in a crash on Interstate 10 near Bullard Avenue, Monday night.
DPS says the trooper involved was on a traffic stop off the right of the highway, when his patrol vehicle was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by Christian Reiling.
Think you can get away with driving impaired? So did this driver. Now, he’s in jail facing a dozen charges. 🚔— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) December 29, 2020
A trooper was in his patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on I-10 EB at Bullard on Dec. 28th when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Christian Reiling. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/KI7y9nHPOk
Officials say the crash forced the trooper's patrol vehicle into the back a blue SUV. The trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while the SUV occupants had minor injuries.
Reiling, 25, of Goodyear, was booked into jail on charges including DUI, endangerment and aggravated assault, according to DPS.