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Originally published November 16, 2011 at 6:02 AM | Page modified November 16, 2011 at 6:11 AM

WSP: Yakima prosecutor arrested in DUI case

The Washington State Patrol says Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty was arrested after a drunken driving accident Tuesday evening in Selah.

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YAKIMA, Wash. —

The Washington State Patrol says Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty was arrested after a drunken driving accident Tuesday evening in Selah.

His car rear-ended another car on Highway 823.

Hagarty's car was impounded and he was was processed at the Yakima County Jail for investigation of drunken driving.

KIMA reports the other driver was not injured.

The Selah Police chief, Stacy Dwarshuis, told KAPP the Washington State Patrol is handling the investigation because of the location of the accident.

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