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Idaho State Police Trooper cleared after firing at vehicle that drove at him

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POCATELLO, Idaho -

 (AP) - An Idaho State Police trooper who fired seven shots at a vehicle containing two teenage girls who authorities say tried to run over the trooper has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
  
Bonneville County Prosecutor Daniel Clark in a statement Thursday says Travis Gurney was justified in discharging his weapon after the driver made herself a danger to police and the public at large. Neither girl was hit by gunfire.
  
Authorities tell the Idaho State Journal that the 14- and 15-year-old girls stole a 2002 Chevy Tahoe in Burley on Nov. 13.
  
Officials say Gurney attempted to deploy spike strips during a pursuit, and the Tahoe drove at him.
  
The Tahoe later crashed into another vehicle in Pocatello, with no major injuries reported.
  
The girls' names haven't been released.
  
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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com

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4/20/2018 8:19:33 AM (GMT -7:00)

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