Wash. officer struck by car before suspects flee



VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police are looking for two people accused of hitting an officer with a vehicle in Battle Ground, Wash., before leading police in a high-speed chase.

Battle Ground Police say an officer responded to a report Saturday morning of a man hitting a woman inside a vehicle. When the couple saw the officer, police say the female driver intentionally struck the officer in the hip and thigh area. He was not seriously injured and didn’t require medical attention. Police are not identifying the officer.

Authorities pursued the vehicle on Interstate 5 as the driver tried to ram police cars and other vehicles on the road. It was last seen exiting the freeway near Interstate 205.

The vehicle is described as a newer, silver Volkswagon sport-utility vehicle with an Oregon temporary registration.