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Dashcam video released of 2017 shootout on Route 33

EASTON, Pa. - State Police have released dramatic dashcam video of the shootout on Route 33 that seriously injured Pennsylvania State Trooper Seth Kelly in 2017. 

The suspect Daniel Clary was convicted of attempted murder in May.

In November 2017, State Trooper Ryan Seiple made what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop on Route 33 in Plainfield Township, Northampton County.

Dashcam video shows Clary getting a ticket for speeding, but as the trooper begins to pull away, Clary flags him down again. Trooper Seiple called for backup and the video shows Seiple and Trooper Seth Kelly putting Clary through a sobriety test.

The video shows Clary unstable on his feet during several tests. When the troopers try to arrest Clary, he resists and they wrestle him to the ground.

Clary attempts to fight back. At one point, the fight spills out onto the road with traffic driving by. Police tried to use a taser on Clary but he gets up and reaches into the driver's side window of his car.

The video shows Clary firing the gun multiple times at both Trooper Seiple and Trooper Kelly. Both officers return fire and Clary drives away.

Trooper Kelly was seriously injured but survived partially by applying a tourniquet to himself. He was chosen as trooper of the year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Trooper Seiple was not injured.

Clary was convicted of attempted homicide. A sentencing date has not yet been set.


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