SHAKOPEE, Minn. (FOX 9) - Two Shakopee Police officers are okay despite a scary incident captured on dash cam video that shows a motorist carom off a stopped squad car.
The video shows two officers approaching a stopped vehicle on the passenger side. They were between the squad car and the stopped motorist when the suspect’s vehicle hits the squad before speeding off.
According to Shakopee Police, the incident occurred May 5 on County Road 83 in Shakopee.
“We train our officers to approach vehicles from the passenger side when pulling vehicles over on busy roads,” said Shakopee Police in a Facebook post Friday. “We want to go home to our families. Move over when you see flashing lights. IT’S THE LAW (Ted Foss Law)."
The Ted Foss Law requires drivers to give police stopped on the side of the road extra room when passing. Shakopee Police used the dash camera video to remind residents of its importance.
Police say the suspect was located in the Little Six parking lot after the incident on May 5.
Part of the squad car was lodged in the suspect’s vehicle.
The driver was arrested on multiple charges including suspicion of DWI.