Updated: 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 | Posted: 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

Huber officer hit during traffic stop still recovering


Huber officer hit during traffic stop still recovering photo
Police investigating the hit and run involving an officer (Drew Simon/STAFF).

By Breaking News Staff


Police are continuing to search for a car that struck an officer as he was performing a traffic stop on Friday night.

The car, a dark blue sedan Pontiac, was last seen southbound on Brandt Pike toward Needmore Road. The vehicle struck the officer just after 12:20 a.m. while he was performing a traffic stop on a different vehicle, police said.

The hit-and-run occurred on Brandt Pike near the entrance of Thomas Cloud Park. The car that hit the officer was driving southbound on Brant Pike, where the speed limit is 35 mph.

The driver of the car that struck the officer could potentially face a felonious assault charge for a hit-and-run to a police officer, according to a release from the Huber Heights Police Department.

The officer was not seriously injured during the incident, but he was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation of his injuries and later released. The officer was struck in the waist area by the passing car, police said.

That officer, a 21-year-veteran of the police force remains off-duty as he recovers from the injuries he sustained, police said in a release.

The Huber Heights Police Department will continue with a formal investigation to try to identify the vehicle and driver involved in the incident.

Police said they will be reviewing cruiser camera footage to help with the investigation.


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