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A Washington State Patrol sergeant was hit in the elbow by a passing vehicle driven by a person suspected of driving under the influence.

It happened around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound Highway 204 near the Highway 2 trestle in SnohomishCounty.

Trooper Keith Leary said the passing vehicle hit the sergeant with its passenger side mirror.

The sergeant pulled over the vehicle and the 23-year-old driver from Bellingham was arrested for DUI.

The sergeant only had some scratches.

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