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Suspected DUI driver hits Washington state deputy’s car

Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) – Authorities say a Washington state sheriff’s deputy escaped serious injury when a driver believed to be operating under the influence plowed into his patrol car on a highway ramp.

The Seattle Times reports the driver crashed head-on into a Clark County deputy’s vehicle in southern Washington Sunday.

The deputy and the driver were not immediately named.

Officials say the driver was not seriously injured and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The deputy was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

Authorities say the deputy was driving north on I-5 and took an exit around 3 a.m. when he saw a vehicle going the wrong direction on a ramp toward the freeway

Authorities say the deputy turned on his emergency lights and moved his car into the middle of the ramp, but the driver did not stop and crashed into the deputy’s car.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident.

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