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DUI drive crashes into state trooper parked on side of road

A suspected DUI driver slammed into the back of a WSP trooper near Alderwood Mall Sunday. (Credit: Trooper Heather Axtman)

LYNNWOOD, Wash.  — Police say a DUI driver crashed into a Washington state trooper’s car that was parked on the shoulder of a roadway.

That the collision happened on northbound State Route 525 near the Alderwood Mall Parkway on Sunday morning.

Officials say the trooper was taken to the hospital as a precaution and the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the car drifted off the roadway, struck the trooper’s vehicle and then caught fire.