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Palmdale deputy hit by DUI driver at red light

A Palmdale deputy was hospitalized after being struck by a suspected drunk driver at a red light near the intersection of West Avenue R and 47th Street East Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

January 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A Palmdale sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after being struck by a suspected drunk driver Monday.

Officials say the deputy was stopped at a red light at West Avenue R and 47th Street East when the DUI driver smashed into his cruiser.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He suffered a head injury and complained of back pain.

Christopher Perez, 23, was booked for driving under the influence.


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