abc
QUICK LINKS:

Man Hits State Trooper Car To Avoid PIT Maneuver During Chase

Created: 07/20/2014 2:35 PM KAALtv.com
By: Megan Stewart

(KSTP) -- A 28-year-old man hit a Minnesota State Patrol squad car as he was trying to avoid a PIT maneuver on Highway 5 in St. Paul on Sunday morning.

The incident happened on the highway near Walnut Street at 4:45 a.m.

Sheerah Pommier of St. Paul was driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix that was being pursued by law enforcement, according to the state patrol.

At some point, the state patrol attempted a PIT maneuver. Pommier attempted to steer out of it, but instead made a 180-degree turn and hit the squad car.

Pommier was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with a non-life threatening injury.

James Swanson of Oakdale was also involved in the crash, but was not injured.

The St. Paul Police Department assisted the state patrol.

A 28-year-old man hit a Minnesota State Patrol squad car as he was trying to avoid a PIT maneuver on Highway 5 in St. Paul on Sunday morning.


Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona
Expires: 3/3/2015 9:00 PM

Blizzard Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Blue Earth; Brown; Faribault; Freeborn; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Redwood; Renville; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Watonwan
Expires: 3/3/2015 9:00 PM

Winter Weather Advisory

IA AREAS AFFECTED: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd; Howard; Mitchell; Winneshiek
Expires: 3/3/2015 9:00 PM