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Wash. Trooper Hit by Drunk Driving Suspect While on DUI Stop

AUBURN, Washington --

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured when a car struck his parked cruiser on State Route 167 early Saturday morning.

The trooper had stopped a woman at about 3 a.m. just south of 37th Street on SR 167 in Auburn and arrested her on suspicion of DUI, the State Patrol said. While the trooper was parked on the shoulder of the highway and waiting for a tow truck with his emergency lights on, another vehicle drove into the back of his cruiser.

The trooper suffered minor injuries and was taken to Auburn Hospital, the State Patrol said. The woman from the original traffic stop, a 36-year-old from Auburn, and the woman who collided with the police cruiser, a 24-year-old Auburn woman, both suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Both women were arrested on DUI charges.

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