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January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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| More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bothell, fatality, Woodinville

January 13, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Tacoma man arrested for shining laser into patrol plane

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma man accused of shining a laser into the cockpit of a Washington State Patrol plane was arrested Monday for failing to appear in court. Pierce County prosecutors issued the warrant in December for 27-year-old Aaron Huffman after he missed a court date in the case. The News Tribune reports Huffman has…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: laser, WSP

September 18, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Man arrested after 75-mile high-speed chase

RITZVILLE — Washington State Patrol troopers have arrested a 52-year-old Spokane Valley man after a 75-mile high-speed pursuit that took them from the Spokane area southwest to Ritzville along Interstate 90. KREM-TV reports that troopers say they had received several reports of a man driving erratically Wednesday on I-90 in Spokane. They say he refused to…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: arrest, high speed chase, Ritzville

February 21, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Washington State Patrol car hit near Sedro-Woolley

The Associated Press SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol car was involved in a collision Thursday night on Highway 20 east of Sedro-Woolley. Trooper Mark Francis says the trooper had made a U-turn with lights activated when he was hit by a car that crossed the center line. Francis says the other driver, a 44-year-old Arlington woman,…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: accident, Sedro Woolley, WSP

May 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM

WSP motorcycle trooper dies after collision in Skagit County

Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell (KING 5 photo) CONWAY, Skagit County —  A Washington State motorcycle trooper who was injured in a collision on Friday evening in Conway, Skagit County, has died, according to the State Patrol. Sean O’Connell, 38, of Lake Stevens, had been with the patrol for 16 years and had once been named “Trooper…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: collision, Conway, injury