A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was injured early Sunday morning when he put his patrol unit into the path of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, according to Washington State Patrol.
Deputy Gregory Agar was driving north on I-5 at 2:43 a.m. in a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV patrol unit near Milepost 14 when he saw a Mazda 3 sedan driving south in the northbound lanes, according to a State Patrol press bulletin released Monday.
The bulletin said Agar changed lanes to prevent the Mazda from continuing the wrong way on the freeway. The crash totaled both vehicles.
Agar, 28, was transported to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.
The driver of the Mazda, Miguel A. Jimenez Jimenez, 27, was not injured in the crash, according to the bulletin. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.