A 28-year-old Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured after using his patrol vehicle to stop an allegedly drunken driver going the wrong way on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield early Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Deputy Gregory Agar was transported to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

The driver of the other vehicle, Miguel A. Jimenez-Jimenez, 27, of Vancouver, was arrested for driving under the influence after the crash, which occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near mile marker 14 at about 2:45 a.m. He was not injured.

According to the state patrol, Jimenez-Jimenez was traveling southbound in the left lane of I-5 northbound in a 2008 Mazda car. Agar, driving a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe, was in the centerlane, but went into the left lane and collided with the Mazda to prevent the vehicle from traveling further in the wrong direction.

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