FARGO — A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car, and authorities say it was intentional.
The man who was driving the car that struck the trooper is now in jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
According to the Highway Patrol, the incident happened while two troopers were investigating a high-speed chase that started just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.
A trooper tried to pull over a driver for speeding on Interstate 94.
The trooper said the driver was reaching speeds of 105 mph and nearly hit multiple cars while exiting on 45th Street South.
The trooper ended the chase for safety reasons.
Two troopers followed up on the investigation at a home later Wednesday and saw the same car from the earlier pursuit pull into the driveway.
The driver then hit one of the troopers with his car.
The trooper, who has not been identified, avoided being pinned between a parked car.
In the process of striking the trooper, the driver then crashed and was arrested, the Highway Patrol reported.
Andrew Booth, 26, was taken into custody and then to the Cass County Jail.
Booth is being held on possible charges of attempted murder. He is also likely facing reckless endangerment and fleeing charges, according to the Highway Patrol.
The trooper did go to the hospital for treatment but was later released.