Man arrested for DUI after crashing into police car, injuring officer

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HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — A 27-year-old man was arrested for DUI after Henderson Police say one of their officers was injured when his patrol car was hit as he was completing an accident report for a separate crash.

It happened near the intersection of Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police tell 8 News Now that the Henderson officer was finishing up an accident report near the intersection when the driver of a Hyundai drove around a disabled vehicle from the previous crash and slammed into the officer’s car.

Crash on Green Valley Pkwy. involving a Henderson police officer.

The force of impact, police say, ejected the officer from his patrol vehicle. The officer was transported to a local hospital and is reportedly stable.

Joseph Allen Smith, 27, was arrested for DUI and other traffic-related offenses after exhibiting signs of impairment.

Green Valley Parkway was closed in both directions at Sunset Road for about 3.5 hours. Police say they are still investigating the crash.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department Investigations Services at (702) 267-4750 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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