State trooper in­jured at traf­fic stop

The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - BY MARTIN WEIL martin .weil@wash­

A Vir­ginia state trooper who was help­ing to in­ves­ti­gate one mo­torist for pos­si­bly driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence was in­jured Satur­day by another mo­torist who was then charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred about 3 a.m. Satur­day in the south­bound lanes of the Henry G. Shirley Me­mo­rial High­way north of Exit 3 in the Alexandria area, the state po­lice said.

State po­lice said Trooper Z. J. Koon was parked be­hind another trooper, to aid in the DUI in­ves­ti­ga­tion, when his pa­trol car was struck by an In­finiti.

Po­lice said the trooper suf­fered a mi­nor head in­jury and was treated at the scene.

The driver of the In­finiti was not in­jured. State po­lice said Dilz­zola Ku­nia, 38, of Alexandria, was ar­rested on a charge of DUI and taken to the Alexandria adult de­ten­tion cen­ter.

State po­lice spokes­woman Corinne Geller said the mo­torist who was orig­i­nally be­ing in­ves­ti­gated was also charged with DUI.

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