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11:34 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Trooper Recovering after Struck by DUI Driver

State Trooper Mystal Perkins
State Trooper Mystal Perkins
Credit Oklahoma DPS

An Oklahoma State Highway Patrol Trooper is recovering after being rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. 23-year-old Trooper Mystal Perkins was on duty, in the Oklahoma City area, early yesterday morning. She was in her patrol car at a stoplight when she was struck from behind by a man driving an F-150 Ford Pick-up.

The Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Juan Gonzales was arrested after a brief struggle. He was booked on a DUI complain, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest and driving without a license.

Trooper Perkins was treated at an Oklahoma City hospital for her injuries and should return to work in a few days.