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Brooke Sheriff Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle

WELLSBURG — Brooke County Sheriff Rich Beatty was transported for evaluation at a local hospital after his police truck was struck by another vehicle on U.S. Route 22 Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s department said Beatty had been dispatched to the highway between the Main Street and Harmon Creek exits to divert traffic around a disabled tractor-trailer in the road when his truck was struck from behind while he was inside it.

The sheriff’s department confirmed the West Virginia State Police was called to investigate the accident and has charged the other vehicle’s driver with driving under the influence of drugs.

The driver’s name wasn’t available.

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