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Virginia state trooper hurt during traffic stop in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A Virginia state trooper was hurt when his vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver during a traffic stop.

State police said Trooper K.S. Kerr was hit after he pulled over a 2006 Land Rover for speeding on Interstate 264 in Norfolk late Wednesday.

Police said that after speaking to the driver, the trooper was inside his vehicle with his emergency lights activated when a 2009 Cadillac ran off the roadway and struck the trooper’s vehicle and the Land Rover.

State Police identified the driver of the Cadillac as 41-year-old Terrie Lynn Wilkins of Norfolk.

Wilkins was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle.

Kerr and Wilkins were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The driver of the 2006 Land Rover, Robin Harris-Arrington, was not injured, police said.

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