DENVER (AP) — A Colorado State Patrol trooper who was struck and seriously injured while trying to stop a stolen vehicle has been released from the hospital.

The patrol announced on Twitter that Bellamann Hee left the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

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Hee was hit when he was trying to put tire-puncturing spikes in the path of the stolen vehicle during a tense, high-speed chase across the Denver area on March 12.

He is an eight-year veteran of the patrol.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Stone faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and other counts.

He’s accused of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside and abandoning it later. The boy wasn’t physically harmed.

Authorities allege Stone carjacked two other vehicles before he was captured.

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