Officer suffers minor injury, patrol car disabled during hit-and-run

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One of Little Rock's finest was injured during a collision and his police car was disabled.

    According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis, the officer was on patrol south of Roosevelt Road on April 4, and his patrol car was struck by a small, black car heading east on west 33rd Street after running a stop sign around 9 p.m..

    Davis said the car fled the scene of the accident and the officer followed behind in his patrol, but he had to stop when smoke started rising from his vehicle.

    Another officer joined in on the pursuit and later found the suspected car unoccupied with the door open and the engine still running in an unspecified location. The car left behind was inventoried and stored at the Downtown Property Room, and the patrol car was towed to a repair shop.

    The officer complained of a headache believed to be caused by his head striking the driver's side window during the collision but could immediately return to full duty with no restrictions.

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