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Trooper Hits Ice, Rolls Patrol Car Responding to Call

Published On: Oct 29 2013 11:37:25 AM AKDT
KENAI, Alaska -

An Alaska State Trooper rolled a patrol car after hitting ice on the Sterling Highway but was not injured.

Trooper Richard Chambers just before midnight Thursday responded to a report of a man with a gun at a home near Nikolaevsk.

Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters tells the Peninsula Clarion that Chambers had his lights and siren on and was traveling faster than the speed limit.

The car hit ice, spun, left the road's west side and rolled. The car landed upside-down in a swamp.

Water began filling the car but Chambers escaped through the driver's window.

Damage was estimated at $10,000.

Other troopers say the man with the gun had displayed the weapon to show another man he was armed but had not committed an assault.