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April 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Police seek witnesses to incident where trooper’s foot run over

Renton police are looking for witnesses to an incident on Interstate 405 in which a state trooper’s foot was run over.

Just before 9 a.m. on Monday the trooper stopped a stolen Chrysler for driving alone in the carpool lane, according to Renton police.  When the trooper tried to arrest the driver, he drove off, running over the trooper’s foot, police said.

The trooper fired a shot. It failed to strike the vehicle, said State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Julie Startup. The suspect driver fled north on I-405, exited the freeway in Renton and crashed.

Startup said the trooper was treated at Valley Medical Center in Renton. The 30-year-old trooper has been with the State Patrol for six years.

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