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Charges for drunk driver accused of hitting deputy

RACINE, Wis. - Criminal charges have been filed against a woman accused of driving drunk and hitting a Racine County sheriff's deputy.

A complaint says the deputy saw an SUV speeding toward him late Monday night. The SUV took a sharp turn and collided with the deputy's squad car, causing him to hit his head on the window frame. The complaint says the SUV then sped away.

Fifty-year-old Denise Olson, of Mount Pleasant, is charged with driving while intoxicated and causing injury, among other counts. The Journal Times  says the deputy was treated at a local hospital and later released.

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