OSP trooper rear-ended, injured by drunk driver

OSP trooper was stopped behind disabled vehicle with emergency lights on

OSP Trooper Dean Trent was in his vehicle when he was rear-ended, February 24 2016. (KOIN)
OSP Trooper Dean Trent was in his vehicle when he was rear-ended, February 24 2016. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An OSP trooper was taken to the hospital after he was rear-ended by a drunk driver early on Wednesday morning.

Dean Trent, a 2.5 year veteran of the OSP, was stopped on Highway 101 about five miles north of Brookings in order to divert traffic around a disabled truck when Jordan Laddusaw, 24, of Kalama, Washington, rear-ended him.

The trooper’s emergency lights were on but Laddusaw failed to stop or change lanes to avoid the car.

Both Trent and Laddusaw were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Laddusaw was charged with a DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering another person, and assault III.

The Ford truck driven by Jordan Laddusaw. (OSP)
The Ford truck driven by Jordan Laddusaw. (OSP)

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