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Teen arrested after 2 car crashes, with police officer hurt

March 10, 2019

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with two car crashes, including one that involved a police officer.

Suffolk County police say in the first incident, an officer patrolling on foot around 11:15 p.m. Friday was hit by a dark-colored vehicle on Peterson Street in Brentwood, New York.

The driver fled and the officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the teen was driving when his car hit another vehicle Saturday around 6:45 p.m.

The teen and two passengers fled the scene on foot, but were tracked by authorities and arrested.

The driver of the other car was not injured.