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Officer Injured in Car Chase

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima Police officer was injured during a police chase late Saturday morning.

The chase began near 20th Avenue and Englewood where officer Cali Saldana attempted to contact 34-year-old Christopher Howard of Moses Lake.

Howard then got into a car and drove away from the area. He hit a guardrail on Interstate 82 before trying to go the wrong way on an exit ramp, hitting the patrol car.

Howard was arrested and booked into the Yakima County Jail.

The officer was treated at the hospital for an arm injury and later released.