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A Miramar police officer was struck and injured in a hit-and-run during a traffic stop early Friday morning.
The officer had stopped a vehicle around 4:30 a.m. at a Publix shopping center in the 6800 block of Miramar Parkway when a driver struck him, said Tania Rues, public information officer for the Miramar Police Department.
The car then took off.
Miramar police swarmed the area and the officer was taken by Miramar Fire-Rescue to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was rolled into ER on a stretcher.
Police are reviewing the video recorded by the officer’s body cam.
Rues said the officer was trying to pull over the car and had lost track of it. He later found the car at the shopping center and confronted the driver, who was using a Chase ATM. The driver then got back into his car and hit the officer, she said.
The officer’s name has not been released yet. Rues said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
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