MYERS (CBS13) — A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering after getting stabbed during a traffic stop last night.

It happened on I-5 near Myers.

The officer stopped a vehicle that was going over 100 miles per hour.

During the stop, investigators say 25-year-old Haile Neil of Martinez pulled out a concealed knife and stabbed the officer in the back.

A passing motorist stopped and helped the officer subdue Neil.

The office sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was treated, and released from a trauma center.

Neil is facing attempted murder charges, along with several others.


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