Trooper, pedestrian struck

Charged with striking trooper, pedestrian
Hope Herzog Photo credit Connecticut State Police

Mansfield, Conn. (WTIC Radio)-A woman from Columbia faces charges including DUI for striking a pedestrian and state trooper in the roadway on Route 44 in Mansfield, state police said.

The accident occurred just before midnight Monday.

Both the pedestrian and trooper were in the roadway after the pedestrian was driving and struck a deer and was being assisted by the trooper.

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Troopers said Hope Herzog, 26, was driving southbound when she  struck the trooper  and pedestrian. She collided with the state  police cruiser, pushing it into a second cruiser offering assistance.

Both the trooper and the pedestrian were hospitalized. The two cruisers were unoccupied at the time.

In addition to DUI, Herzog is also charged with assault with a motor vehicle and reckless driving.

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