Trooper hit by possible impaired driver on Palmetto Expressway

A Florida State Trooper was hit by a possible drunk driver early Sunday morning. The trooper was responding to a crash on Okeechobee Road and the Palmetto Expressway at the time. 

He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. 

The driver who hit the trooper underwent a DUI test at the scene of the crash. 

The Palmetto Expressway southbound exit ramp to Okeechobee Road was shut down for several hours due to a full investigation of the scene.

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