NBC Channel 4 News Los Angeles reported last weekend on a suspected intoxicated driver that struck a Seal Beach Police Department officer on the Pacific Coast Highway Saturday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the area of the intersection of the Pacific Coast Highway and Mariner Drive, according to Seal Beach Police Department spokespeople. The Seal Beach Police Department officer was standing near his parked, marked patrol car that had pulled a vehicle over for a traffic stop when his patrol car was rear-ended by a Huntington Beach man of 30 years of age driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck headed south on the PCH.
The police officer was knocked to the ground by the impact. A police volunteer nearby immediately responded and began administering first aid while calling for help. In the meantime, the driver of the Ford F-150 pickup truck lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a wall down the road, and fled the scene on foot.
Representatives from the Huntington Beach Police Department assisted in locating and pursuing the driver of the pickup truck. He was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for suspicion of felony of hit-and-run and driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI.)
The CHP investigation is in progress and anyone with information was asked to call 714-892-4426.