Driver crashes into squad car on Main Street

The deputy’s squad car was struck from behind by the pickup at 12:41 a.m. on Aug. 13.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy’s squad car was struck from behind on Aug. 13 on Main Street in Pine City, and both the deputy and the other driver were injured in the crash.

According to the report from the sheriff’s office, on Aug. 13 at 12:41 a.m. Pine County Deputy Boston Gilderman was on patrol in Pine City. The deputy was traveling south on Main Street from 3rd Avenue South when a 1995 Chevrolet S10 pickup, also traveling southbound, rear ended the squad at a high rate of speed. The driver of the pickup was identified as Winston Lievsay, 25, of Pine City.

The squad car was pushed from Main Street onto the property of the First Presbyterian Church.

Gilderman and Lievsay were both injured, but were able to exit their vehicles.

The sheriff’s office reports that the driver of the pickup was combative and had to be restrained by additional officers who responded.

Gilderman was transported to FirstLight Hospital in Mora with non-life threatening injuries.

Lievsay, who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, was transported to Regions Hospital.

Deputy Gilderman has been with Pine County for two years. Gilderman and Lievsay were both released from the hospital on the same date.

 The Minnesota State Patrol is handling the crash investigation. The investigation and any possible charges are pending.

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