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      Judge dismisses case involving injured state trooper

      A judge has dismissed a criminal case against an Ohio man who authorities say lost control of his car and struck a Michigan State Police trooper in 2011.

      The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/WtMUcf ) Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina granted a motion Thursday by Mark Kollar's lawyer to dismiss the case. The 51-year-old from Eastlake was charged with failing to use care while passing a police vehicle causing injury.

      Police say Kollar struck Drew Spencer after the trooper stopped another motorist Sept. 4, 2011, on Interstate 96 in Ingham County.

      Kollar's lawyer argued a lack of evidence. Kollar says it was "purely an accident" and he has "grieved over it the past two years."

      Kollar also faced a misdemeanor charge. Prosecutors will decide later whether to appeal.