Man arrested after hitting Sarasota Police officer

Sarasota, Florida-- A Sarasota Police officer is recovering after being struck by a car Friday night.

According to Sarasota PD, the incident happened around 9:00 when a woman flagged down two officers who were working an off-duty detail at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The woman said she had just been grazed by a vehicle.

One of the officers attempted to stop the vehicle in question, but the man behind the wheel accelerated, hitting and catapulting her onto the hood of the car.

Reports say the officer's injuries are not life-threatening, and she has been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

As for the driver, officials say he's been taken into custody.


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