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Police Release Details On Crash That Left Trooper Hospitalized

(St. Helens, OR) -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details about the incident that left an Oregon State Police trooper hospitalized in critical condition. On November 11th, 53-year-old John Thralls, of Longview, was wanted for domestic assault and robbery in Cowlitz County, Washington. Rainier Police spotted his vehicle and there was a pursuit on Highway 30. Officers used spike strips to deflate the tires on Thralls' vehicle. Thralls hit an OSP patrol car and Trooper John Jeffries. He remains hospitalized. Thralls was treated and released from a hospital and has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder.

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