CPD Officer injured in crash with DUI suspect

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus Police Officer is recovering this morning after being injured in a car crash near Ohio State University’s campus. 

The crash took place just before midnight on Thursday evening. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, an on-duty officer attempted to pull over what appeared to be an intoxicated driver. 

Police state the driver refused to pull over and continued driving.

Later the suspected DUI driver hit a CPD cruiser, as well as a pole near Summit St. and 12th Avenue. 

Following the impact of the crash, police say this is when the driver immediately fled on foot. 

The Columbus Police Department tells NBC4 that the suspect has been taken into custody. 

The Officer injured in the crash has been transported to Ohio State Main Hospital in stable condition.

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