- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says one of its cars was hit twice on Interstate 5 in Lakewood. The 30-year-old Federal Way man driving the other vehicle was arrested after he told the officer he hit his car intentionally.

The News Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1kOkUcy ) the State Patrol lieutenant was on his way to a memorial ceremony when his vehicle was hit. The reason for the collision was not immediately clear.

Spokesman Guy Gill says the man was driving about 90 mph when he pulled a few feet behind the patrol car, made some gestures and then hit the back of the lieutenant’s car.

Gill says the trooper was taken to the hospital for soreness.

Investigators believe the Federal Way man was under the influence of drugs. Gill says he will be booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault and driving with a suspended license.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com


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