TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — State police say a trooper escaped serious injuries when his cruiser was struck by an alleged drunken driver on the Garden State Parkway.

The crash occurred late Saturday night in a northbound lane at Exit 105 in Tinton Falls. Authorities say the driver of the car tried to run off after hitting the trooper’s cruiser, but was soon captured.

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The trooper suffered minor injuries in the accident, while the other driver apparently was not hurt. The trooper was treated at a hospital and later released.

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Authorities would not disclose the names of the trooper or the other driver involved in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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