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New Jersey State Trooper Sustains Serious Facial Injuries During Traffic Stop Attack: Sources

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LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 15: A member of the New Jersey State Police watches over the team during the game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday September 15, 2018 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • A New Jersey state trooper was attacked by two people he pulled over for speeding, police and law enforcement sources say

  • The trooper pulled the female driver and her male passenger over on Route 80 around 9:50 a.m. Saturday

  • When the trooper tried to hand her a ticket, her male passenger got out of the car and started attacking him, the sources said

A New Jersey state trooper was hospitalized with serious facial injuries after two people he'd pulled over for speeding attacked him, police and law enforcement sources say. 

The trooper pulled a female driver over for speeding on Route 80 in Hackensack around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, according to police and the sources.

When the trooper tried to hand her a ticket, her male passenger got out of the car and started attacking him, the sources said.

The female driver then started attacking the trooper as well, according to the sources.

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Both the driver and her passenger were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, law enforcement sources said. Their names weren’t immediately released.

The trooper was being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the sources.