State troopers are on the lookout for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a Highway Patrol cruiser and then sped away.
It happened around 10:45 a.m. this morning on Williams Road in Greenville where troopers were conducting a random driver license checkpoint.
Troopers say the driver of a white mid-sized pickup truck pulled into a nearby nursing home in what looked like an attempt to avoid the checkpoint. A trooper followed the pickup into the parking lot and motioned for him to get back onto the highway. The rear of the pickup struck the front of the troopers patrol car. The trooper got out to talk to the driver, and they say that's when the pickup truck sped away.
The pickup truck went around a long line of cars at the stop sign at Dickinson Avenue, turning south onto Dickinson. Area police agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the hit and run vehicle.