Florida police officer injured in hit-and-run

Police: Man arrested after car accident that injured St. Cloud police officer

ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Police said they arrested a man after he struck a St. Cloud police officer's vehicle with his car and took off.

Police said around 10:45 p.m. Saturday a St. Cloud Police officer was on duty operating his marked patrol vehicle when he was struck by another motorist.

Police said officer was injured as a result of being hit and was treated and released by a local hospital.

Police said the officer was traveling north on Old Canoe Creek Road at the intersection of Neptune Road when 50-year-old Richard Nielsen struck the officer's vehicle.

Police said Nielsen fled the scene but was caught a short time later in the area.

Police said Nielsen was arrested and charged with DUI with serious bodily injury and property damage and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Nielsen was taken to the Osceola County jail.

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