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.
UPDATE: Detectives were able to identify the suspect vehicle and provided it to our law enforcement partners in California. Earlier this afternoon, the driver was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol near Baker, CA. https://t.co/DK0aGz89Lx— LVMPD (@LVMPD) April 23, 2022
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.