Trooper fires into car after chase near Olympia

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About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, the 27-year-old Lacey man was southbound on Interstate 5 at milepost 115, driving well over 100 miles per hour, Gill said, when he failed to yield for a traffic stop. He then exited at milepost 114, lost control of his car and crashed into another vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle — a 59-year-old Powell River man — was not injured. His 62-year-old passenger also was not injured.

The 27-year-old Lacey man — now stopped at the off ramp to Nisqually with his car facing the guardrail — put the car in reverse. He brushed the trooper as he backed up and then brushed the trooper again as he sped off, the tires spinning, Gill said.

The driver also refused to comply with several verbal commands to get out of the vehicle, he said.

The trooper, a 22-year veteran of the state patrol who was facing a life-threatening situation, Gill said, fired one round and struck the vehicle.

The 27-year-old Lacey man then continued southbound on Martin Way, attempted to make a left turn onto Marvin Road and crashed into another vehicle. The 42-year-old Olympia man driving that vehicle was not injured
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