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THP Cars Damaged in Accident

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving two of their troopers.

THP said it happened while Trooper Childers and Trooper Jackson were searching a vehicle along Highway 18 North near Toone late Friday night.

While they were searching the vehicle, a Ford Ranger ran into the back of one of the patrol cars, causing it to rear-end the other patrol car, then hit the vehicle they stopped.

Both Troopers' cars were totaled.

THP said the driver of the Ford Ranger, Danny Howell, was injured, and has been charged with DUI, seatbelt violation, and no insurance.

No one else was injured.