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PHX officer injured by red-light runner near 15th Avenue and Washington

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Phoenix Police
Posted at 6:24 AM, Sep 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-04 20:39:52-04

PHOENIX — A driver is facing charges after blowing through a red light and hitting a Phoenix police vehicle.

At about 11 p.m. Friday, officials say a driver ran a red light while traveling south on 15th Avenue at Washington Street.

While passing through the intersection the driver hit a fully marked police vehicle.

One officer was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, later identified as 53-year old Erik Cohen, was processed for DUI and Extreme DUI, according to a Phoenix police official.

Further details haven't been provided.