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Williams CHP officer stabbed during traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Colusa County

A California Highway Patrol officer was stabbed Friday night near Williams during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 5 just south of Myers Road, according to CHP.

The officer pulled over Haile Neil, 25, for excessive speeding and attempted to conduct a field sobriety test on her, said Sgt. Seth Fletcher of the CHP’s office in Williams. During the stop, Neil was able to pull out a concealed knife and assault the officer, Fletcher said.

The officer, who has been with CHP for three years, was taken to a hospital in Chico where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Fletcher said the officer has since been released from the hospital.

It’s unclear what charges Neil will face in Colusa County.

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