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Impaired Man Strikes Deputy’s Vehicle

A Farley man was arrested Sunday night after he smashed into the back of a Dubuque County sheriff deputy’s squad car and then fled. The sheriff’s office says 29 year old Ryan Behnke is charged with eluding, and operating while under the influence. The incident happened at around 9 pm when a deputy was assisting another driver on the exit ramp of U.S. Highway 20 at Farley. That’s when Behnke struck the squad car. The deputy got into her vehicle, turned on her emergency lights and attempted to stop Behnke, who continue to drive on until he reached his driveway where he was arrested. A field sobriety test revealed that Behnke’s blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit for driving.

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