2009-10-01 / Local & State

Philly Officer Injured In Hit-Run After DUI Stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a silver Lexus in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a police officer.

Authorities say the driver was stopped by police near 3rd and Lombard streets shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in an investigation of a possible case of driving under the influence. They say the male driver suddenly took off in the car fleeing west.

Police say the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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