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Raw video: Driver slams into Nevada trooper ‘ s car door

A Nevada state trooper’s car door is hit by a driver during a traffic stop.

A Nevada Highway Patrol officer was surprisingly unscathed after a hit-and-run driver apparently shaved off the door of his patrol car.

The incident happened on Route 95 in Nevada on Monday. A motorist, according to the highway patrol, ignored the state’s “Move Over” law and hit the trooper’s vehicle as it was parked on the shoulder.

#moveover This happened today on US95 when a motorist ignored the Nevada go Over the Right and struck a NHP vehicle. Fortunately, our Trooper was not injured. It is the law that you must slow down and move over one lane when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle. #drivesafenv pic.twitter.com/PvlzzyLQzA

— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) August 7, 2018

The trooper was not injured. A photo posted online by the patrol of the Southern Command will show the driver’s side door of the car is almost completely sliced off from the rest of the vehicle.

The driver who allegedly hit the squad car was located in Las Vegas, on Tuesday, the officials said.

Nevada’s “Move Over” law requires motorists to “slow down, proceed with caution, and when possible, to move to the far lane when passing an official emergency response vehicle(s) pulled over on the side of the road with amber lights flashing.”

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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