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Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper shot during struggle in Findlay; driver arrested

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 14:40:00-04

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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