Three people were injured, including a Washington State Patrol trooper, during a traffic stop on Interstate 405 late Thursday.
Trooper Michael Porter had stopped a silver BMW X3 for investigation of DUI about 11:45 p.m. at northbound I-405 near State Route 520. The trooper was arresting the driver of the BMW when a woman driving a green Acura Integra plowed into the back of his patrol car, which then was pushed into the back of the BMW.
Porter and the driver of the BMW, a 32-year-old man from Bellingham, were hit by the BMW when it was pushed forward. The driver of the Acura also was injured. All three were transported to Overlake Medical Center with potentially serious injuries, according to the state patrol. Porter injured his leg and has since been released.
The driver of the Acura, a 26-year-old woman from Shoreline, is under investigation for DUI and vehicular assault, the state patrol said. When you are arrested for a DUI, it is always good to contact a Seattle DUI Lawyer immediately in order to preserve your rights.
“We’re very fortunate this morning to not have lost one of our troopers,” Julie Startup, a spokeswoman with the state patrol, told KIRO-TV.
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