DUII suspect hits Bend squad car, officer hurt

DUII suspect hits Bend squad car, officer hurt

Credit: Oregon State Police/Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

DUII suspect hits Bend squad car, officer hurt

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 1:22 PM

BEND, Ore. -- A Bend officer was injured after a DUII suspect crashed into his patrol car late Tuesday night, police said.

Officer Justin Lovrien had concluded a traffic stop just before 12:30 a.m. along Bend Parkway and was seated in his his patrol car when it was struck from behind, said Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings.

He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the other vehicle, 35-year-old Tina Rae Taylor of Bend (pictured), was not injured. She was jailed on charges of third-degree assault, reckless driving and DUII.

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