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    Driver Fleeing DUI Spot Check Hits State Police Cruiser
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    State police are looking for a driver that struck a state police cruiser on the Interstate 84 westbound exit 18 off-ramp in Southbury at a DUI spot check, state police said. 

    A vehicle struck a cruiser while troopers were conducting a DUI spot check in the area on Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. and the car tried to back off the ramp to avoid the sobriety checkpoint, state police said. 

    The car kept going into Waterbury. The state police cruiser was parked and no one was in it at the time and was moderately damaged. It was driven away from the scene. 

    State police are looking for the driver and the evading vehicle, which is described as a newer model Silver Infinity four-door sedan with a Connecticut registration plate containing the letters AA. The vehicle was damaged on the passenger side, possibly from the front end to the rear. 

    State police ask anyone with information about the car or identity of the driver to call Troop A at 203-267-2200 or text TIP711 with information to 236748 and reference Case 16-00003686. 

    All calls and texts will remain confidential.