State Trooper injured in a hit-and-run, driver faces charges

A Tennessee state trooper was injured on the job when a tractor trailer struck his parked patrol car on Interstate 75 in Campbell County Sunday morning.

Trooper Joe Lindsay suffered a fractured vertebrae in his neck, a fractured rib, and injuries to his arm.

According to THP, Trooper Lindsay was on the scene of a commercial vehicle fire on I-75 near the 152 mile marker. He was on the shoulder of the roadway with a tow truck and the wrecker service crew when a tractor trailer hit his car and the tow truck.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Stewart Snedeker, left the scene and was later detained by the Campbell County Sheriff's Department at a Pilot service station at exit 141.

Snedeker has been charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant drug, reckless endangerment (multiple counts), vehicular assault, failure to exercise due care, failure to move over for emergency vehicles, possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of a crash with injury, and failure to report a crash.

Trooper Lindsay was taken to UT Medical Center and has since been released.

Snedeker was transported to the Campbell County Jail. The incident remains under investigation.


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