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A state trooper suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle at a traffic checkpoint in south Mississippi.

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The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said Trooper Nicholas Dean was hit around 10 p.m. Friday on Highway 90 in Hancock County.

An air ambulance flew the injured law enforcement officer to a hospital.

State Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell said the trooper is expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking into whether the teenager who struck the trooper will face a drunk driving charge.

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