PURDY, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol trooper who was bitten on the hand by a suspect is waiting for a blood test to confirm whether the man was telling the truth when he said he has AIDS.
The trooper was bitten on the hand Tuesday while trying to help subdue the man who had kicked out a rear passenger window in a patrol car after his arrest in a hit-and-run case near Purdy.
The patrol says the bite drew blood. The trooper was treated at a hospital.
The suspect, a 23-year-old man from Tacoma, gave a blood sample so it could be screened for AIDS or other diseases.
He was booked into the Kitsap County jail for investigation of hit-and-run and assault on an officer.