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Marion police car damaged, driver blinded by sun

The driver’s side front bumper, headlamp assembly, and hood of a Marion police cruiser were damaged Friday morning when a part-time officer, blinded by the rising sun, drove into a construction trailer on Washington St.

City administrator Roger Holter said part-time officer Chris Mercer was not injured when the cruiser struck the trailer, but both airbags deployed.

Holter said city policy required Mercer to undergo an alcohol and drug screening, and results were negative.

The accident was investigated by the sheriff’s department, he said.

The car awaits repairs at Arlie’s Collision Specialists.

Last modified Sept. 20, 2018

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