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Man accused of assaulting MnDOT plow driver

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Dec 16, 2011 at 9:07 am

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis man is in the Otter Tail County Jail after allegedly attacking a MnDOT snowplow driver who was trying to help him.

Investigators say the 23-year-old man was driving east on Interstate 94 just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the side of a bridge.

A snowplow driver who was driving by stopped to help the stranded motorist when deputies say the man attacked the plow driver, grabbing him by the traffic vest and trying to punch him.

KARE-TV reports bystanders who had also pulled over jumped in and wrestled the suspect away from the plow driver.

The man was arrested on suspicion of DWI, assault and driving after revocation.

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