Published January 26, 2017
Starling video captured an impaired driver slamming into the back of a Louisiana State trooper on Saturday.
Louisiana State Police posted the “unsettling” video on its Facebook page Tuesday. The video shows the driver weaving through traffic, swerving into the grass and then into the back of the police vehicle.
Fox 8 Live reported that Tennessee resident Kyle Nadler caught the video of the driver moving through traffic lanes in a Dodge truck. Nadler called 911 to alert authorities about the truck.
The station reported Nadler and other driver positioned themselves on the highway to prevent anyone from getting too close to the truck.
The closest Louisiana state trooper positioned his vehicle off to the shoulder and as the truck approached it ploughed into the vehicle.
The driver was later identified as Bradly Burch. Authorities suspect he was high on heroin at the time.
Burch was arrested for DWI, reckless operation, and driving with a suspended license. He was being held at Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
The trooper and Burch both suffered minor injuries.