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Washington officer hurt when motorist strikes his vehicle

A Washington police officer responding to a fight at a bar last night was struck by a motorist who authorities say had been drinking.

Officer Kent Mitchell was heading north on Jefferson Avenue near Tyler Avenue in Washington with his lights and siren on about 10:50 p.m. when Joseph Marinski, 40, of Bethel Park drove into the intersection and struck Mitchell’s police SUV, and pushing it into a light pole, state police said.

Mitchell was injured, but state police could not say what his condition was this morning.

Marinski, who was not injured, had been drinking, state police said. He was under the legal limit and will be cited for several violations, police said.


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