Mesa officer struck when stopped truck takes off - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

Mesa officer struck when stopped truck takes off

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:09 am

A man is in custody following a traffic stop that led to a Mesa police officer being struck by a fleeing vehicle that ended up rolled onto its side following a chase.

Police say an officer making the traffic stop Tuesday morning had minor injuries when he was struck as he approached a truck.

The truck rolled over on its side when the driver took a corner too fast in a nearby neighborhood.

The driver is being evaluated because police say they noticed signs of impairment.

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