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CHP Officer Recovering After Being Hit by Car

November 03, 1998|JASON KANDEL

A California Highway Patrol officer was recovering Monday after his cruiser was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunken driver. The officer was investigating a crash on the Orange Freeway when he was struck.

The 32-year-old officer, whose name was not released, was treated at UCI Medical Center for neck and back pain.

The officer had been talking to a tow truck driver on the southbound side of the freeway near Orangewood Avenue when the vehicle hit his patrol car about 2 a.m., according to the CHP.

Officers arrested Arturo Aguilar, 32, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the CHP said.

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