Police officer injured in drunk driving accident released from rehabilitation center

An Des Moines police Officer that was injured in a drunk driving accident at the State Fair has now been released from a rehabilitation center.

The accident occurred on Aug. 19 when the police officer was struck by the driver of a pickup truck while directing traffic outside of the fairgrounds. The 37-year-old truck driver was allegedly intoxicated while driving and was charged with operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and serious injury by vehicle.

The man is being held in Polk County Jail and his trial is set for Nov. 28. The police officer was in critical condition for weeks and it was unknown if he would survive. After his condition improved slightly, he was transported to a rehabilitation center in Chicago. He has now been released and is back at home.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Des Moines drunk driving lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.


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