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8/27/2009 - CVPD Officer injured by DUI suspect

A Chula Vista police officer is recovering from minor injuries after he was struck by a suspected drunken driver just after midnight on 08/27/2009.

The Officer was in the process of putting a prisoner into his patrol car when the incident happened. The officer was parked on Fourth Avenue near D Street just before 12:15 a.m with an arrested parolee when a vehicle heading south drifted toward the patrol car.

The officer's left foot was run over and the right passenger mirror hit the officer in the back. The male officer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.

The 41-year-old driver, identified as Raul Moreno, a Chula Vista resident, was located a short distance away and arrested. The broken mirror was still hanging on the side of the vehicle.

Moreno was arrested for felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

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