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Driver targets police in hit-and-run attack

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07:21 CET+01:00
An unknown driver injured a police officer in Klippan, southern Sweden, in a hit-and-run attack, after being pulled over at a routine check on New Year's Eve.

The incident occurred around 2.30am on January 1st as police performed routine checks on passing cars on Storgatan in central Klippan.

The police officer had waved the driver to a halt and was finishing a breathalyzer test on another driver further up the road, the Sydsvenskan daily reported, when suddenly the car accelerated.

As the car headed in the woman officer's direction she tried to leap out of the way.

The driver then allegedly swerved in order to hit the woman in the leg and sent her crashing to the ground on impact.

As the woman hit the frozen surface of the road she sustained a blow to the head, while the driver took off in his car. Luckily, the victim didn't suffer any severe injuries.

Despite the woman not being 100 percent certain that the driver had intended to hit her, the perpetrator is now under suspicion of aggravated assault, alternatively attempted manslaughter, Sydsvenskan reported.

Police have vehicle descriptions and are currently carrying out an investigation to identify the driver, although no arrest has been made as of yet.

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