HINKLEY (WJON News) -- A construction worker was taken to the hospital after he was struck by a driver allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened Friday just after 11:30 a.m. on Interstate 35 in Pine County near Hinkley.

Sixty-four-year-old James Carey of Edina was driving north in a construction zone when he struck the construction worker who was on the right-hand shoulder.

The vehicle did not stop at the scene but was found a short time later on the interstate near Moose Lake where he stopped and was taken into custody.

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The construction worker who was hurt is 27-year-old Joseph Flanagan of Duluth.  He was taken to Essentia Health in Sandstone with non-life-threatening injuries.


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