A Washington State Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital after being struck by the car mirror of a suspected drunken driver.

The trooper was on a traffic stop on Pacific Avenue in Olympia early Sunday morning when he jumped to avoid being hit by the car driven by a 28-year old woman.

He was hit by the car's mirror and knocked down. The trooper got up, got in his patrol car and caught up to the vechicle.

The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

The trooper was treated for abrasions.

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