UK fugitive nabbed in Wash. state after car crash

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SEATTLE (AP) — A fugitive facing an attempted murder charge in the United Kingdom has been arrested in Washington after his car crashed into a state trooper’s.

Investigators say Julio Martins-Paes fled his country four years ago after he was accused of stabbing his wife.

U.S. Marshal Joe Hawe says in a statement that his whereabouts were unknown until his car slammed into a state trooper’s on Interstate 5 south of Seattle last month.

The trooper wasn’t seriously hurt but Matins-Paes was hospitalized and later charged with driving under the influence.

Hawe says it was during the crash probe that investigators discovered his true identity and arrested him Wednesday on a fugitive warrant.

There was no immediate word on extradition.


Additional information from: KOMO-TV,