Suspect DUI driver crashes into trooper's cruiser in Pierce County

Photo: Washington State Patrol

PARKLAND, Wash. -- A suspect DUI driver smashed into a trooper's vehicle early Saturday morning, knocking it into another vehicle.

There were no serious injuries in the crash, which took place on eastbound state Route 512 and Golden Givens Road East.

Just after 2 a.m., the trooper was investigating an earlier crash on the highway. The trooper and the driver involved in the earlier crash were outside their vehicles when a third car left the highway and hit the trooper's vehicle and knocked it on its side. It rolled into the car that had crashed earlier.

The car that hit the trooper's cruiser then hit a fourth vehicle.

The trooper and the driver from the earlier crash suffered only minor injuries.

The road was closed for three hours.

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