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Las Vegas police officer, hit-and-run suspect hospitalized after traffic stop struggle

A Las Vegas police officer and a suspected hit-and-run driver were hospitalized after a scuffle during a traffic stop Monday morning.

Just before 10:20 a.m., an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department attempted to stop a driver suspected of a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of East Charleston Boulevard and Fremont Street. The driver stepped out of the vehicle during the stop near Boulder Highway and Indios Avenue, about 3 miles from the hit-and-run, and “a struggle ensued,” Lt. Steve Summers said.

Additional responding officers took the suspect into custody. The officer and the driver were taken to University Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested on multiple charges, including battery on a police officer, Summers said.

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