A Washoe County deputy was hit by a suspected drunken driver Monday morning

Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – A Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was hit by a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning.

According to authorities, at approximately 12:50 a.m. Monday, a deputy was standing in front of a patrol car with its lights activated during a traffic stop when the suspect driver struck the deputy and their vehicle.

Authorities say the deputy’s patrol car was northbound on the shoulder of North Virginia Street, south of Talus Way, while assisting the Reno Police Department with a traffic stop.

According to WCSO, a Reno Police Department vehicle backed up directly behind a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

The truck, traveling northbound on North Virginia Street, struck the front driver’s side of a Reno police car and then continued forward, striking a WCSO deputy who was standing in front of their patrol car.

Officials say that the truck continued to move after the accident and a traffic stop was initiated.

An investigation by the Nevada State Police determined that the driver of the truck was intoxicated and was arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail on charges of DUI over the legal limit, resulting in serious bodily injury and the driver’s obligation to continue driving. event

The WCSO deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries and will be under 24-hour observation, officials said.

No other information is provided.

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