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Published February 04, 2013, 11:25 AM

Deer Strikes, Damages Trooper’s Vehicle Near Mentor

A Minnesota State Patrol squad car was damaged this morning when it was struck by a deer near Mentor, Minn.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

A Minnesota State Patrol squad car was damaged this morning when it was struck by a deer near Mentor, Minn.

Trooper Rick Olson was southbound on Polk County 12, about one-half mile south of Ash Street, at 7:03 a.m., when a deer darted out of the ditch and struck his police cruiser in the driver’s side door, according to the state patrol.

Olson was not injured. However, the vehicle sustained substantial damage, according to the report.

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