Teen Arrested, Accused Of Hitting Tempe Police Sergeant With Car

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A runaway out of the Salt River Pima Indian Reservation, was arrested and taken into custody in Phoenix on Friday after he allegedly struck a Tempe police sergeant on February 12.

On February 18, Tempe Police detectives, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested the juvenile who is not being identified at this time due to is age.

The juvenile, who will turn 18 years of age in June, has been referred to the Maricopa County Juvenile Courts and charged with: Aggravated Assault Serious Injury (felony), Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Instrument (felony), Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (felony), Failure to Stop at Injury Collision (felony), Failure to Remain Injury Collision (felony), Endangerment (felony), and Reckless Driving (misdemeanor).

On February 12, Tempe Police officers responded to a street racing call near Mill Avenue and Curry Road and were completing an arrest when they noticed a gathering of vehicles.

As two officers approached the vehicles, the vehicle driven by the teen accelerated at a high rate of speed out of the parking spot, striking the Tempe Police sergeant from behind.

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