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Sheriff’s patrol car towed after sliding off I-5 on-ramp near Custer

A Whatcom County Sheriff’s patrol car slid off an Interstate 5 on-ramp while chasing a traffic violator and was towed out of the mud early Monday morning, March 16, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Weatherby’s patrol car was “turning sharply’ onto a southbound I-5 on-ramp near Birch Bay-Lynden Road around midnight Monday when his car slid off the road and got stuck in muddy grass, said Undersheriff Jeff Parks.

The patrol car was towed. There was no reportable damage to the vehicle. Weatherby was not injured, Parks said.

Weatherby apparently did not catch the car he attempted to pull over. Parks was not sure what kind of traffic violation was committed.

Weatherby filled out the report detailing what happened. A supervisor with the Sheriff’s Office visited the scene shortly after the accident, according to Parks. He said that is standard procedure for an accident with no reportable damage or injuries.