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Oregon man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting

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DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) - An Oregon man who was shot after endangering Montana drivers and ramming a patrol car is hospitalized in critical condition.
    
Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard said Monday that 61-year-old Mark William Collins was shot at least four times in the shoulder and mouth with an AR-15 rifle as he drove his Dodge van toward a sheriff's deputy Friday morning north of Deer Lodge.
    
Howard says Collins displayed very erratic behavior including driving the wrong way on the interstate, forcing a vehicle into a ditch, trying to back into a patrol vehicle and trying to ram a pickup truck from behind.
    
Collins is in the intensive care unit at a Missoula hospital under guard. Howard says no charges have yet been filed.
    
The case is still being investigated and the officer involved remains on paid administrative leave.

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