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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 27-year-old Las Vegas officer is recovering after a truck pulled in front of his police motorcycle over the weekend.

Authorities say the officer shattered his wrist and hurt his head in the crash that happened about 8 p.m. Saturday on Lake Mead Boulevard, west of Victor Way.

Officials say a 1991 Ford Ranger was traveling west when it made a left turn in front of the officer traveling east.

The officer was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, while the driver of the Ranger was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Sgt. Richard Strader tells KLAS-TV three Las Vegas officers died in traffic accidents in 2009, and says he’s glad Saturday’s crash didn’t turn deadly.

  • http://www.dui.com/fatalities-and-accidents/las-vegas-motorcycle-police-officer-hit-by-drunk-driver/ Las Vegas Motorcycle Police Officer Hit by Drunk Driver | DUI.com/Blog

    […] Police Department came close to losing one of their own in the line of duty when a 27 year old officer was struck by a truck traveling west near Lake Mead Boulevard. The driver in the truck apparently made a left turn and […]

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