Drunk driver hits two WSP patrol cars, trooper says
BOTHELL, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says a drunk driver crashed into two troopers’ patrol vehicles in western Washington over the weekend.
Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted that the driver was traveling northbound on I-405 near 160th Street outside Bothell when he struck the vehicles late Saturday evening.
Yesterday late evening NB 405 just north of 160th two troopers were struck while investigating a 3 car collision. One trooper was out of his vehicle and not injured while the other trooper sustained minor injuries as he was in his vehicle. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/o9mdUGU3MP
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) September 8, 2019
One of the troopers had minor injuries. The other was standing outside the vehicle and did not get hurt.
Investigators determined that the driver who caused the crash had a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit of 0.08. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
WSP shared dash cam footage of the collision that appears to be from the suspect driver’s car.
Troopers face danger every minute of every day. Saturday night was no different.
Please #SlowDown and #MoveOver for emergency vehicles and ALWAYS #DriveSober.
It’s the right thing to do… and it’s the law. pic.twitter.com/k9Nx6Ep54q
— WA State Patrol (@wastatepatrol) September 9, 2019