Detroit police officer injured in hit-and-run crash; driver in custody

Officer expected to be OK; driver taken into custody

By Nick Monacelli - Reporter

DETROIT - Two Detroit police officers were taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run crash on the city's east side.

The crash happened late Tuesday on Nevada near Fenelon Avenue, which is just a block away from Detroit Police Department's 11th Precinct.

The officers were leaving the precinct in a squad SUV when they were hit by a car. 

A female officer who was driving had to be cut out of the SUV by first responders using the jaws of life.

She likely suffered a broken arm but is expected to be OK.

Her male partner was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Driver in custody

The driver of the other vehicle got out of the car and took off on foot. Michigan State Police joined Detroit police in the effort to track down the driver. The driver, a 26 year-old man, was taken into custody later Wednesday morning. 

He was arrested at a gas station at Van Dyke and Savage avenues. 

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