Man arrested after Oregon State Police trooper hit by wrong-way driver on I-5




  • In US
  • 2022-12-02 02:22:25Z
  • By Statesman Journal
 

Interstate 5 was closed for over an hour on Wednesday night after a wrong-way driver allegedly crashed intentionally into an Oregon State Police patrol car near Jefferson.

State police said that around 10:20 p.m. troopers were pursuing an SUV driven by Garrett Walker Hall, 50, who had been driving recklessly while traveling southbound on I-5.

Hall made an erratic U-turn, began driving northbound in the southbound lanes, and rammed into an OSP vehicle, according to state police.

Both the driver and trooper were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Hall was arrested and was arraigned Thursday afternoon for charges of allegedly assaulting a public safety officer, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Hall is next expected to appear in court in January.

This article originally appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: Oregon State Police trooper injured, driver arrested after I-5 crash

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