Officer Pinned, Hurt During Traffic Stop

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California police officer is recovering from serious injuries he suffered when a suspect pinned him against another vehicle following a traffic stop.

Clearlake police Det. Sgt. Nick Bennett says the officer suffered several broken ribs, a head laceration and some spinal injuries in the incident on Sunday, but could be out of the hospital within the next day or two.

The unidentified officer and his partner pulled a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe over around 4:30 a.m. Sunday for an alleged minor traffic violation.

Bennett says the suspect, 53-year-old Daniel York, put the truck in reverse and pinned the officer against another truck.

York was arrested a short time later. Bennett says York is a parolee and said he did not want to go back to jail.

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