State trooper struck by suspected drunk driver in construction zone

State trooper struck by suspected drunk driver in construction zone
A police officer was moderately injured when a suspected drunk driver struck the back of his unit while he was working in a construction zone. (Source: LSP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A woman has been arrested after injuring a Louisiana State Police Trooper in a late night crash on I-10. Police suspect the woman was driving while intoxicated.

According to police, the crash happened just before 11:45 p.m. on I-10 westbound near Seigen Lane. A Trooper was working in a traffic construction zone when Volha Tryshyna, 31, struck the back of his unit.

The trooper sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Police say he's expected to make a full recovery.

Tryshyna was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured, but investigators believe she was impaired at the time of the crash.

Volha Tryshyna, 31
Volha Tryshyna, 31 (Source: LSP)

Tryshyna was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for DWI, vehicular negligent injuring, and careless operation.

The crash remains under investigation.

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