Off-duty SC trooper fired on while following car

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AIKEN, SC (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty South Carolina trooper was fired on after he followed a car he thought was being driven by an impaired driver.

Aiken County sheriff's deputies said the trooper was not hurt in the shooting around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said the trooper was in his personal vehicle when he noticed a car driving erratically on state Highway 421. The officer called dispatchers and followed the vehicle.

Deputies say the trooper followed the vehicle as it turned on a side street and someone in the car leaned out a back seat window and began firing at the officer. The trooper stopped following the car.

Authorities say the trooper did get the car's license plate and officers are trying to find it.

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