• Patrol: Car strikes police cruiser, injuring officer

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    BRATENAHL, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol says a car has struck an Ohio police officer's cruiser, injuring the officer who was assisting at the scene of a disabled bus.

    The patrol's Cleveland post said the Bratenahl officer was inside his cruiser with the emergency lights flashing when a car struck the back of the police vehicle on Interstate 90 around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the Cleveland suburb.

    Troopers say the car's driver, 61-year-old Vernon Wright, was arrested on charges including operating a vehicle under the influence and driving under suspension. Cleveland Municipal Court records don't show an attorney for the Cleveland man.

    The patrol's statement says the officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released. Troopers say Wright had no apparent injuries.

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