A Sparta police officer was left with minor injuries after being struck by a motorist Saturday night.
According to a news release, around 8:40 pm police were conducting a high risk traffic stop on Highway 16 near Riverwood Place in Sparta. The vehicle being pulled over was suspected of being involved in a burglary. During the stop, the department said a passing motorist struck Officer Brian James.
The motorist stopped on scene. James was taken to Sparta's Mayo Clinic and released with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.
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