HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was shot on I-75 during a traffic stop in Hancock County on Wednesday night, and a man has been arrested in connection.
The incident happened at 11:05 p.m. on I-75 near mile marker 160.
State trooper Josef Brobst pulled over a 2016 Chevrolet black Suburban with Michigan plates for a speed violation.
During the stop, a struggle ensued involving the man who state troopers say was the driver, a 42-year-old man, as well as the trooper's service weapon.
The struggle resulted in Brobst being shot, said the state highway patrol. He has serious, yet non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.
The driver fled the scene and remained at-large until Thursday afternoon.
The OSHP said the driver's vehicle was later found abandoned behind a business on County Road 140 near Township Road 89.
At around 1:30 p.m., the driver was arrested in the area of County Road 223 near Trenton Avenue in Findlay, according to the OSHP.
The driver had a minor injury and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
No further information has been released.
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