Trooper Has Narrow Escape

Early Friday, around 12:45am, an Oregon State Trooper was assisting Yamhill County and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies with a vehicle pursuit on Highway 47. The trooper was deploying spike strips when the suspect vehicle, which had already run over other spike strips, crossed over and collided head-on with the state police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer was out of his vehicle and ont he opposite side of the guardrail when it happened. The Trooper was uninjured. The suspect was taken into custody.