Driver "under the influence" hits MHP vehicle - - Jackson, MS

Driver "under the influence" hits MHP vehicle

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms a trooper's cruiser was struck by a maroon Nissan Sentra in Ridgeland Thursday night. Authorities say 29 year old John Kirk was driving down the middle of Rice Road when he struck the unidentified trooper leaving a shopping center.

After Kirk hit the trooper, he kept going. The highway patrolman chased Kirk about a mile down the road until he hit two more vehicles.

According to MPH, John Kirk was taken to UMMC because he was on some type of narcotic.

He wasn't injured in the wreck and neither was the trooper.

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