UPDATE: Motorcycle officer seriously hurt in Phoenix crash, suspect ID'd

PD: Officer seriously hurt in N PHX crash
Posted at 11:14 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 20:39:03-05

A man has been charged after striking a motorcycle officer with their car in north Phoenix last week.

According to Phoenix police, a Phoenix motorcycle officer was patrolling in the area of 7th Avenue near Union Hills Drive when they were struck by a car turning left in front of him around 1:45 p.m.

The officer required emergency surgery for internal bleeding but is expected to recover, officials said.

The driver of the car, now identified as 37-year-old Jesus Pacheco Lepe, was driving without a license. He remained on scene and was cooperating with police.

He has been charged with causing serious injury with a vehicle.