Lafayette cop injured in hit-and-run at traffic stop

19 Mar

A police officer was injured early this morning when a suspected drunken driver side-swiped his cruiser near 120th Street and Baseline Road.

The Lafayette Police Department says one of its officers was involved in a traffic stop when another driver clipped his patrol car. The cruiser had front-end damage and the officer was taken to a local hospital with a non life-threatening head injury.

Lafayette Police says the suspect, who has been identified as 18-year-old Steven Lutton of Lafayette, allegedly fled the scene.

The Colorado State Patrol spotted him about a ¼ mile from the scene and arrested him.

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