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Fitchburg police officer, passenger injured in crash

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) -- A Fitchburg police officer and a passenger in the officer's vehicle were injured when a suspected intoxicated driver crashed into the parked patrol car.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the patrol car was parked behind a disabled vehicle when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. The collision pushed the squad car into the back of the disabled vehicle.

The unnamed officer and a civilian who was conducting a ride-along were taken to hospitals with injuries that authorities say are not life-threatening.

The driver of the pickup was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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