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2 Las Vegas Officers Hurt After Drunk Driver Hits Patrol Car

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas police officers are recovering after a suspected drunk driver hit their vehicle.


Authorities say the crash happened Monday around 2:30 a.m. near Balzar Avenue and James Bilbray Drive.

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Lt. David Gordon says the officers were in their patrol car when the driver ran a stop sign and collided with them.


The two officers were taken to the hospital.


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Gordon says they had complained of pain in their extremities. The suspect driver was also taken to the hospital with a knee injury.


He was later arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Police did not release the names of the driver or officers.