09/27/2007

Calif. officer sprayed with chemical shoots at driver

By Mark Gomez
Mercury News

SANTA CLARA, Calif — A Santa Clara police officer who was sprayed in the face with a chemical substance by a motorist during a traffic stop early Saturday morning fired his gun when the motorist walked toward him, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.

The motorist, who was driving a truck with a stolen license plate, fled the scene. It is unknown if he was wounded.

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