Philadelphia police officer struck, motorist apprehended

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities have apprehended a motorist suspected of hitting a Philadelphia police bike patrol officer.


The officer sustained a broken leg when the vehicle jumped a curb and hit him as he and three other officers were investigating another incident on Custer Street late Tuesday night. The other officers jumped to safety.

Police say the 44-year-old suspect drove off, but was apprehended on East Allegheny Avenue.





Police say he appeared intoxicated and is undergoing a breathalyzer test.

No names have been released.



















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