Duluth Police officer hit during traffic stop, driver under the influence
DULUTH, MINN (Valley News Live) - A Duluth Police Officer escaped serious injury after he was hit by an SUV during a traffic stop.
The Police Chief for the department posted the video on Facebook, showing multiple views of the incident from Thursday, July 20. (Video below)
Officer Nick Hudson stopped a vehicle and was getting out to chat with the driver, when a red SUV zips up from behind and hits the side of the officer.
Another police officer then chases after the driver of the SUV, and that driver is eventually arrested for criminal vehicular operation resulting in Injury, DWI and possession of controlled substance (Fentanyl).
The Police Chief says just a few inches was the difference between being injured and potentially killed on the road.
Copyright 2020 KVLY. All rights reserved.