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Deputy injured after collision with drunk driver

A Sheriff's Deputy suffered a minor injury when he was struck by a drunk driver while on patrol early Sunday morning.
HOT SPRINGS, AR - A Sheriff's Deputy suffered a minor injury when he was struck by a drunk driver while on patrol early Sunday morning.

According to an Arkansas State Police report, deputy Clayton Green was headed eastbound on Airport Road shortly before 4 a.m. on April 15 when a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by 27-year-old Zachary W. Glisson of Hot Springs, attempted to make a left turn onto Adcock Road.

Police say the truck collided with the front passenger side of the deputy's 2005 Ford Crown Victoria and then flipped, coming to rest near the EZ Mart. Both vehicles suffered an estimated $8,000 in damages. Green and Glisson claimed they had a green light, but Glisson admitted he wasn't certain if he had the green protected arrow at the time of the accident.

Officials say both men initially declined medical treatment, but Green later went to St. Joseph's for treatment of a minor injury to his left forearm caused by the airbag deploying. Glisson appeared to be impaired and a breathalyzer test showed his blood/alcohol content was 0.08 percent. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to yield.
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