APD patrol vehicle damaged in hit and run, suspect driver arrested

  • Mon Jun 29th, 2020 3:30pm
  • News

A reckless driver who hit an Aberdeen Police patrol vehicle and fled the scene was arrested by the officer and K-9 that were struck.

The officers were responding to a call Sunday shortly before 8 p.m. of a reckless driver in the 1500 block of North B Street when a white 1990 Honda Accord ran the stop sign at North C Street, striking the patrol vehicle broadside on the passenger side.

“The Honda fled the scene northbound on C Street, and turned eastbound into the alley between First and Second streets, before the 30-year-old (Aberdeen man) jumped out and fled the vehicle on foot,” reported Lt. C.J. Chastain. The officer “deployed his K-9 partner and began a track of the suspect, which led them to a residence in the 800 block of East First. A short time later the suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Aberdeen Jail.”

The officer was checked out at the hospital “before returning to work a bit sore,” said Chastain, who added the police dog was not injured. The patrol vehicle sustained significant damage to its passenger side. Investigators had East First Street blocked off for about three hours as they collected evidence.