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Driver arrested in hit and run that left BRPD motorcycle officer injured

3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago Friday, June 12 2020 Jun 12, 2020 June 12, 2020 3:24 PM June 12, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Police have arrested the driver responsible for crashing into a motorcycle officer and fleeing the scene on June 5.

A Crime Stoppers tip and the assistance of Baker Police led to the arrest of 43-year-old Mitchel Johnson on Friday, June 12.

Johnson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for hit and run, improper u-turn, and suspended driver's license.

The crash occurred around 10 a.m. on Scenic Hwy near Blount Rd. Authorities say a BRPD motorcycle officer was hit while responding to a separate crash.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Read more about the crash here.

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