Dublin PD officer stops hit-and-run driver in Arlington


Flash staff report
January 5, 2023

Dublin Police Officer Cody Beam was in the right place at the right time this morning and was able to help Arlington PD catch a hit-and-run driver who struck an officer working a crash.

According to a press release from the Arlington Police Department, “This morning, while responding to a wreck along I-20, one of our officers was hit by a driver trying to get around the crash site.

The officer was transported to an area hospital. We’re relieved to report he’s going to be okay.

The driver who hit him did not stop.

We’re incredibly grateful that an off-duty Dublin PD officer, who was in the area and saw what happened, immediately followed the driver and pulled him over until additional APD units could get there.

The driver was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid Bodily Injury.

We’d like to remind drivers that if you see emergency crews responding to an incident on the roadway, you need to slow down, stay alert, and if possible, move over a lane so those crews can work safely.

We’d also like to remind drivers that if you’re involved in a wreck, state law requires you to pull over, stay on scene, and provide reasonable aid to anyone who may be injured (which can be as simple as calling 911 to report the incident).”

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