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Fargo police officer hit by alleged drunk driver during storm

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A Fargo police officer whose squad car was hit by an alleged drunk driver was among the victims in a wave of crashes Monday as slick roads, drifting snow and poor visibility created perilous driving conditions.

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Officer Grant Benjamin came across a vehicle stuck in the snow in the 5100 block of 40th Avenue South about 1:30 p.m. He parked his squad car in position to protect the people trying to get the vehicle unstuck, Sgt. Chris Helmick said.

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