Everett man hits patrol car in suspected DUI crash Saturday

The trooper involved sustained minor injuries in the collision at 32nd Street and Rucker Avenue.

EVERETT — Police suspect an Everett man was driving drunk when he ran a stop sign and struck a Washington State Patrol vehicle early Saturday in the downtown area.

The crash happened at about 5:40 a.m. at 32nd Street and Rucker Avenue, according to a news release from Washington State Patrol.

The trooper driving the patrol car, a 46-year-old woman, was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for treatment of minor injuries. She was released later on Saturday, said trooper Rocky Oliphant.

The man, 24, was driving west on 32nd Street when his minivan struck the patrol vehicle, which was traveling south on Rucker Avenue, according to the news release.

He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving.

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