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WSP Trooper shoots driver in Shoreline

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SHORELINE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says troopers shot a driver after he rammed a patrol car during a chase. 

Troopers say they had tried to stop the man before midnight Thursday for a lane violation.  After a chase, A WSP spokesman says the driver hit a patrol car and tried to run off.  The spokesman says one officer shot the man in the leg. The man was able to run a short distance before officers caught up and arrested him. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

 The troopers were not hurt. The specific reason for their shooting is under investigation. WSP is also investigating whether the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.