Phoenix officer hospitalized after being hit by DUI suspect

Phoenix Police Department
Posted at 9:41 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 01:08:43-04

PHOENIX — Police say an officer was hospitalized after being hit early Sunday by a driver suspected of being under the influence near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.

At about 1:30 a.m., an officer was heading southbound on 27th Avenue when a white sedan heading northbound turned left and reportedly collided with the police vehicle.

The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the sedan refused medical treatment and was processed for a DUI, police said.