Trooper's cruiser struck by sliding vehicle

Trooper's cruiser struck by sliding vehicle


DANDRIDGE (WATE) - A man was arrested Friday morning after his car struck a trooper's cruiser during a snowstorm.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremy Shelton was attending to several weather-related accidents on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County on the overpass above Highway 92 around 1:46 a.m.

Shelton was out of his cruiser checking on a car that was up against the barrier wall on the left side of the road when a car driven by Juan Trinidad, 31, of Gatlinburg, hit black ice and struck the trooper's cruiser in the rear.

Upon investigation, Trinidad was found to be driving without a license and was arrested and taken to Jefferson County Jail.

Neither man was injured in the incident.




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