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Police: Driver in stolen car hits patrol vehicle

MILL CREEK, Wash. — Officers are looking for a driver in a stolen 2008 silver Hyundai Sonata that hit a patrol vehicle Friday afternoon, Mill Creek police said.

According to law enforcement, a car was reported to police because it had been acting erratically on Bothell Everett Highway near 164th Street Southeast, and was last seen pulling into an apartment complex parking lot.

When officers arrived at the complex and attempted to contact the driver, who had backed into a parking space, police said he ignored their commands to stop, then drove toward officers and hit the rear passenger side of an unoccupied police car.

The driver also nearly struck an officer who was outside of their vehicle, police said.

No officers were injured.

Authorities searched for the vehicle after the driver fled, but could not find it.

The incident remains under investigation.