MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A Washington State Trooper had to be extricated from his vehicle after being rear-ended on Interstate 5 Friday by a driver who troopers believe was under the influence.
The accident happened just before 11:30 a.m.,about two miles north of the Seattle Premium Outlets mall.
Troopers originally believed they would have to completely shut down northbound I-5 for the investigation, but only one lane was shut down for a short time.
A state patrol spokesman says the trooper suffered non life-threatening injuries to his leg and back.
The driver who hit the trooper will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Vehicular Assault Charges.
If you witnessed the accident, you are asked to call Detective Craig Cardinal at (360) 658-2588