Police Officer Hurt in Crash along I-80

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A Vacaville Police officer was reportedly hurt early Friday evening in a crash along eastbound Interstate 80 near Leisure Town Road in Vacaville, the CHP said.

According to investigators, the officer spotted someone run a red light. The driver pulled over on the interstate.

Police say that as the officer was checking the driver’s license, the driver fled.

As the officer was chasing the man, later identified as 28-year-old Luis Sandoval, he lost control of his patrol vehicle and hit a compact car and then a big rig before landing in the center divide near Leisure Town Road.

Officers eventually caught up with Sandoval in Dixon, where he was arrested for evading a police officer.

The officer in the crash reportedly only had minor injuries, but the patrol car was totaled. Damage to the compact car was described as a dented bumper.

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