On Saturday, July 31, 2021, Prescott Valley officers have been patrolling the Metropolis of Prescott whereas Prescott officers attended their annual awards banquet. At roughly 8:10 PM, Prescott Valley Officers responded to a potential DUI hit & run crash round Willow Creek Highway and Gail Gardner in Prescott. Officers positioned the suspect driving an older mannequin Chevrolet pickup truck and stopped it northbound on Willow Creek Highway at Pulliam Drive. Officers tried to maintain the suspect from fleeing once more by positioning patrol automobiles in entrance and behind his truck.
As officers exited their patrol automobiles, the suspect accelerated into one of many patrol automobiles on the passenger aspect injuring an officer and inflicting intensive injury to his patrol automotive. The suspect continued to speed up into the patrol automotive till officers extracted him from his car and positioned him into custody. Prescott Police responded and took over investigation of the incident.
The driving force was subsequently charged with quite a few felony fees together with Aggravated Assault on a Legislation Enforcement Officer, Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Prohibited Possessor, Prison Injury and DUI.
The patrol officer’s accidents have been comparatively minor, and he has since returned to work.
*The particular person(s) concerned has not but been convicted of a criminal offense and is/are presumed harmless. The presumption of innocence shall proceed till such time that the particular person(s) accused could also be discovered responsible by a courtroom of legislation.