DUI suspect hits patrol car with other DUI suspect

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AUBURN, Wash. (AP) -- A suspected drunk driver ran her car into a Washington state patrol car early Saturday while the trooper was getting ready to arrest another DUI suspect.

The accident happened after 3 a.m. on Highway 167. The trooper had already put the 36-year-old Auburn woman in the back seat of his patrol car, and was in the front seat waiting for a tow truck for her Ford Focus.

Then a BMW driven by a 24-year-old Auburn woman crashed into the back of the trooper's car, while it was sitting on the right shoulder with its lights flashing.

Authorities say the trooper sustained minor injuries and was taken to Auburn General Hospital.

Both women have been booked into King County jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Information from KIRO-TV and KOMO-TV