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Suspected impaired driver hits, injures DPS trooper on I-10 near Bullard Avenue

Posted at 10:38 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 21:18:15-05

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.

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.