- Associated Press - Monday, June 17, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an officer was injured when he approached a driver who sped into his patrol car at a gas station.

The officer was treated for injuries after the incident Sunday afternoon at a Shell station near the edge of the Gentilly neighborhood.

Police were still looking on Monday for the driver and the black Infiniti FX35 with a temporary license tag.

A news release says the incident began when officers approached the SUV because of “suspicious activity.”

Police say that as officers approached, the driver backed into a parked vehicle, then sped into the marked patrol car as the officer was opening his door to get out. The SUV hit a second patrol car before leaving the scene.



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