Fleeing Suspect Strikes Berkeley Police Officer

Brett Blume

BERKELEY, Mo. (KMOX) –  A Berkeley police officer was briefly hospitalized after he was struck by a fleeing suspect late Monday night.

Officers taking part in an ongoing narcotics investigation approached the vehicle in the 8300 block of Fairbanks around 9:30 pm and identified themselves as policemen.

At that point the SUV driver accelerated, striking one of the officers and sideswiping a patrol car.

The suspect also reportedly tried to run down another police car as he headed east in the westbound lanes of Airport Road.

The chase continued down I-70 into St. Louis, where the suspect was eventually located and arrested.

The injured officer was treated and released at an area hospital.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Listen Now
Thanksgiving Guide
Make Your Picks!

Listen Live