N.H. police officer struck by car

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WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) – A Derry police officer was struck by a pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon in Windham as he was supervising construction along Route 28.

The officer was hospitalized; police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Route 28 was closed in both directions between Windham and Salem following the accident, which happened about 3:45 p.m.

The officer was supervising the Route 111 bypass construction zone and had stopped traffic to allow a piece of heavy equipment to get by, police said.

News reports said as traffic resumed, a pickup truck in the southbound lane of Route 28 struck the officer, and that the woman driving the vehicle was arrested on a charge of drunken driving.

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