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Crash leaves DPD officer injured Saturday morning

Denver Police Department said the suspect crashed into the officer then fled on foot.

DENVER — A person was taken into police custody after colliding with an officer on I-25 at West Colfax Avenue Saturday morning, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

According to a spokesperson with DPD, the officer was investigating another crash on the southbound lanes of I-25 at West Colfax Avenue when they were hit by another vehicle. The officer was outside of his vehicle when the other driver hit them, according to DPD. 

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

The suspect then fled the scene of the crash on foot, police said. The suspect was later caught and taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Police then took the suspect into police custody and arrested them for DUI, the spokesperson said. It is unclear if they will face other charges. 

Police have not released the name of the suspect or the officer. 

The spokesperson with DPD said the officer's condition was stable as of Saturday morning. 

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