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Trial for Injured Trooper Drew Spencer Ends Abruptly


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The trial for Michigan State Police Trooper Drew Spencer, 27, started earlier this week, but came to an abrupt end just hours ago when the judge dismissed the case with prejudice before, saying there wasn't enough evidence to support the charge.

Mark Kollar, 50, of Ohio was accused of running into Trooper Spencer with his car along I-96 back in September of 2011 while the trooper was making a traffic stop. Kollar faced a felony charge, officially for "failing to use due care when passing a stationary emergency vehicle causing injury."

When both sides rested their case Thursday, the defense said there just was not enough evidence to support the charge.

Spencer suffered a traumatic brain injury from the accident, but eventually returned to duty a little over a year ago.

We are continuing to follow this story and working to get reaction from state police. Make sure you stay with 6 News for the very latest.

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