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Marijuana found in car that hit Texas trooper

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - A car that struck a Texas trooper has yielded more than 300 pounds of bundled marijuana.

The Department of Public Safety says the search continues for the driver whose open car door hit the trooper Wednesday night as the vehicle sped away near Rio Grande City. The vehicle with more than $100,000 worth of marijuana was later found abandoned.

DPS Sgt. Elizabeth Barney late Thursday said the trooper, who managed to shoot out at least one of the car's tires, has been treated and released from a hospital.

Investigators are trying to determine the source of the 14 bundles of marijuana.

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