Driver from Blaine crashes into State Patrol cruiser

Driver from Blaine crashes into State Patrol cruiser

Photo: KGMI

KGMI News Reporting
by Joe Teehan

SMOKEY POINT, Wash – A driver from Blaine is facing charges after he plowed into a state trooper’s patrol car this morning.

The State Patrol says the trooper had pulled another vehicle over on the left shoulder of I-5 near Smokey Point at about 8 a.m. and had his emergency lights flashing when his cruiser was hit by a car driven by 35 year old Phillip Castellano.

The trooper was outside of his car at the time and wasn’t hurt.

Castellano faces charges of distracted driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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