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    Maryland State Police trooper hit by possibly impaired driver in Montgomery County work zone

    By Makea Luzader,

    23 days ago

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. ( DC News Now ) — Maryland State Police (MSP) said that a trooper was hit by a driver who may have been under the influence early Wednesday morning.

    The trooper was inside a marked vehicle with lights on in a work zone on the outer loop of I-495 near Greentree Road in Montgomery County just after 1 a.m. MSP said that he was parked in lane one of the work zone — two lanes were blocked with orange traffic cones, arrow boards and signs.

    37-year-old Nithya Ramani of Montgomery Village was driving and traveled into the work zone, hitting the back of the trooper’s car. She was not hurt, according to MSP.

    One injured after three-vehicle crash in Montgomery County

    Responding troopers reported “signs of impairment” and arrested Ramani. Police charged her with driving under the influence.

    MSP said that the trooper who was in the car was not transported after the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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