Waterbury – Officer Injured By Motorist
A police officer was seriously hurt while attempting to apprehend a motorist in Waterbury last Saturday.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., officers responded to Richard Terrace after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area. They discovered a driver who was unconscious inside a vehicle. Thinking it was a possible medical emergency, the officers attempted to wake the person. The driver woke up after the doors of his vehicle were opened and started to drive his vehicle. An officer who was standing behind the passenger door was thrown into the vehicle with half of his body hanging out and was dragged by it as the driver attempted to leave the scene. He was eventually thrown off the vehicle as it turned onto Pritchard Road. EMS crews immediately transported the injured officer to the hospital for treatment. After a comprehensive search of the area, 38-year-old Adam Dejesus was arrested and has since been identified as the driver of the vehicle. He is now facing multiple charges related to the incident.
Evidence already available in this case points to reckless or negligent behavior on the part of the suspect. It pays to take note of this and other similar cases because they describe situations that result in injuries to motorists or pedestrians. We need to be aware of our legal rights and options if ever we are involved in similar cases in the future.
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