Suspect arrested after hitting officer with car, crashing into tree

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SALT LAKE CITY - A suspect is in custody after allegedly hitting an officer with a stolen car and then crashing into a tree in Salt Lake City Friday.

Police said an officer pulled over the car near 1465 W. and 1565 S. at about 9 a.m.

Watch: Police body cam video shows suspect pinning officer between cars 

At some point, the suspect pinned the officer between his patrol car and the stolen vehicle.

Then the suspect hit a tree, sped off to a nearby store where he ditched the stolen car and ran.

Officers caught up with him moments later and took him into custody.

The officer who was hit has minor injuries.

Authorities have not released the suspect's identity at this time.

FOX 13 News' Scott McKane has more on this story, see the video above for his report.

4 comments

  • Brian Bersuch

    Why is this a crime? This guy should go to Wyoming, at least to Evanston, WY. The Evanston police do not consider getting hit by a car a crime, or it was told to me. I managed the Chief Washakie Apartments in Evanston, WY and was hit by an unruly visitor’s car, and it deliberate. I called the police, but was told no crime was committed. Yet, the local police would shoot you if you did that to them. So, if there is no crime, then why was this person arrested? Just wondering.

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