North Idaho Deputy Hit by Suspect Drunk Driver
LACLEDE, Idaho (KLIX)-A north Idaho deputy sitting in his patrol vehicle with his police dog was not seriously hurt when a pickup hit them Thursday evening. According to Idaho State Police, the Bonner County Sheriff's Deputy and the other driver, a 33-year-old Oldtown man, were both taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Bonner County Sheriff's Office, the K9 is expected to recover. The deputy had been parked behind an abandoned car on U.S. Highway 2 at around 6:48 p.m. when he was hit by a Nissan pickup driven by the Oldtown man. ISP said there is evidence that alcohol may be a factor in the crash. The highway was blocked for several hours.