Speeding Car Hits Officer at Sobriety Checkpoint

9 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, June 11 2011 Jun 11, 2011 Saturday, June 11, 2011 11:29:00 AM CDT June 11, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City, Mo., police department employee who was helping at a sobriety checkpoint has been hospitalized after he was hit by a car that was speeding away from the checkpoint.

The civilian worker clung to the hood of the car as it sped away but was thrown from car about 6 blocks later. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the car eluded police.

The Kansas City Star reports that the incident began early Saturday while Kansas City police and the Missouri Highway Patrol were conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The victim, who is in his mid-30s, has worked with the department for about eight years.

Police said they were looking for the driver and a Dodge car that has possible driver's side front-end damage.

 

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