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Court documents offer new details about trooper punched

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Court documents released Monday are offering new details about a Washington State Patrol trooper who was assaulted by a teenager during a traffic stop on Saturday. It happened in the area of Abigail and Five Mile.

According to court documents, the field training trooper that was assaulted was training a younger trooper when they stopped a speeding car. The deputies smelled marijuana in the car and told everyone to get out of the car, including the 16-year-old driver. That's when troopers spotted a gun case on the floor in the backseat.

They were interviewing the teens, when one of them tried grabbing hat gun case. One of the trooper quickly grabbed the teen and the two got into a fight. The teen punched the trooper in the face and ran off with another passenger. Less than an hour later, they were found and arrested at their parents' homes.

The troopers requested a search warrant. Luckily no weapon was in the gun case, but troopers did find five glass jars of marijuana, a scale, a pipe and bottles of liquor in the car.

The trooper only had minor injuries to his face, and even went on to finish his shift. One trooper told KHQ Monday, even though this trooper's injuries were minor, it's a perfect example of never knowing what could happen.

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