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Driver accused of striking 2 pedestrians in Roseville

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County prosecutors will consider charges against a man accused of striking two U.S. Army recruiters and dragging one of them under his SUV.

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Police say the two uniformed recruiters were struck Tuesday afternoon as they walked near the Crossroads shopping center in Roseville. Officials say one of the recruiters, a 42-year-old Circle Pines man, was trapped under the Jeep Cherokee and was dragged about three-quarters of a mile before he was able to free himself.

Roseville police say the recruiter suffered a broken leg and other severe injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. The second victim, a 29-year-old Brooklyn Center man, was thrown over the hood of the SUV, but was able to walk away with minor injuries.

Police arrested the driver at a car dealership in Roseville.

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