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UPDATE: Driver arrested for DUI after crash involving police officer

Posted at 5:08 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-17 03:15:09-04

UPDATE: 19-year-old David Williams has been identified as the driver in this case. He was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
Police said around 4 a.m. Friday, Williams rear-ended the motorcycle cop at Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas.
The officer, who police are not identifying, sounded dazed, his breathing labored as he desperately called 911.

“The vehicle. I don’t see it. Uh, I don’t know what it looked like. It came up from behind me,” the officer said.
Al Mazza heard the blood-curdling crash and saw something that would make most people squeamish.

“I saw what looked like his tibia going outside his leg,” Mazza said. “He’s over here and the bike is 100 feet down there with the car.”
Maazza’s friend, Bobby Robertson, was amazed the officer survived.

“For the officer to be alive, it was godsend. He had an angel on his shoulder.”
Mazza was even more amazed by what happened next.
“The guy who hit him, got out of his car, ran up to the cop, did whatever he could to make him comfortable and waited for the other police to come there and arrest him,” Mazza said. “And even the cop thanked that guy for not driving away.”
Lashee Small, who considers Williams to be like a little brother, couldn’t believe the news.

“That’s shocking!” Small said, adding Williams is a compassionate man. “And he has a heart, a big heart. No matter what, you can be someone who’ll stab him in his back and he’ll still be there for you.”
The officer was treated and released from the hospital.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas motorcycle police officer has been involved in a crash with a vehicle near Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive in the southwest part of the valley.

The officer has been transported to UMC Trauma. The officer was conscious at the time of transport. However, the extent of the officer's injuries are unknown at this time.

The driver involved in the crash stayed on the scene. At this time, it is not known what led to the collision between the officer's motorcycle and the driver's car. The driver was not injured in the crash.

The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m.

During a press briefing shortly after 7 a.m., a police spokesperson said that the road was expected to be closed at least a couple more hours. Tropicana Avenue reopened around 10 a.m.

Police also said that the driver rear-ended the motorcycle officer and has been charged with driving under the influence. The officer was thrown from his bike but was still able to call for help.

The officer's exact condition is still unknown at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.