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Driver who hit LVMPD cruiser on freeway arrested in California

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 10:33:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Law enforcement in California arrested a driver who hit a Las Vegas Police officer's cruiser on Friday, then drove off.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center "as a precaution" after the hit-and-run crash near the U.S. 95 North/Interstate 15 North interchange.

The Metro officer had just conducted a traffic stop when the driver put their vehicle in reverse, hit the officer's cruiser, and fled the scene.

Police had the freeway shut down in the area for approximately 5 hours while they investigated.

Detectives provided the vehicle information to law enforcement in California. California Highway Patrol troopers stopped and arrested the driver near Baker on Friday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.

Police had not publicly identified the driver as of this report.