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Man faces DUI charges in crash that injured Las Vegas officer

Updated January 2, 2019 - 8:55 pm

A 27-year-old man faces DUI charges after a crash seriously injured a Las Vegas police officer early on New Year’s Day, booking records show.

Jonathan Kim, 27, was arrested after he crashed into a police motorcycle, sending the bike barrelling toward two officers about 4:30 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said Tuesday. The two officers were investigating another crash on Paradise Road, near Corporate Drive, when the collision happened.

One officer was hospitalized with serious injuries, Matchko said. The other officer was not injured.

Kim, who was also uninjured, faces a charge of impaired driving resulting in significant bodily harm, jail and Metro booking records show. He remained in Clark County Detention Center without bail on Wednesday, records show.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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