PHOENIX - A police officer and two other people were injured when an impaired driver hit a patrol car Thursday night.
Phoenix police say the officer had stopped a vehicle near 24th and Van Buren streets around 10 p.m. when his patrol car was rear-ended as he sat inside.
The collision caused the police car to hit the car that had been stopped.
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Evelyn Rivas, was injured and taken to the hospital. The officer was also taken to the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle stopped by the officer and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated by firefighters at the scene.
Rivas and the officer were both treated and released from the hospital.
Rivas was booked into jail on one count of aggravated DUI and three counts of endangerment.
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