2 Columbus police officers struck by hit-and-run vehicle; The suspect taken into custody

Two Columbus police officers were injured after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday morning.

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Columbus police responded to the area of ​​Interstate 70 near James Road around 1:45 a.m. to stop a vehicle, a department spokesperson told WBNS. The driver then got into a physical altercation with officers after being ordered out of the vehicle.

The identity of the driver has not been revealed to the media.

The suspect allegedly tried to leave the scene, but hit two officers with their vehicle in the process.

A Columbus police helicopter was asked to locate and follow the suspect vehicle, which ended when the driver crashed into a pole in the Interstate 71 area near East Weber Road.

The suspect was taken into custody with charges pending.

The two injured police officers were hospitalized for treatment. Their conditions were described as “stable”.

The Columbus Police Department led the investigation into the incident.

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