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Two police officers seriously injured in M90 crash near Kelty

M90 Pic: Andrew Anderson
Image caption The road was closed for almost 12 hours but has since reopened

Two police officers have been seriously injured after crashing while responding to reports of a drunk driver in Fife.

The single-vehicle collision, involving a marked police car, happened on the northbound carriageway of the M90, near Kelty, at about 21:40 on Sunday.

The driver was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with head injuries before being transferred to the Western General Hospital.

The other officer was taken to Ninewells Hospital with back injuries.

The road was closed for almost 12 hours but has since reopened.

Drunk driver reports

The marked BMW 330 patrol car left the road about 1.5 miles (2.4km) north of Junction 4 (Kelty) and ended up on a grass verge.

The driver was freed from the vehicle by firefighters.

Ch Insp Mark Patterson said "The officers in the patrol car were responding to the report of a drunk driver on the motorway when the collision happened.

"Our thoughts are with both officers and their families at this time."

He appealed for anyone with information to contact police on the non-emergency number.

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