Patrol Car Hit By DUI Suspect In Modesto; Officer Injured

A Modesto police officer was injured early Tuesday morning when his patrol vehicle was hit by a truck officers were chasing. The incident happened around 1 a.m. at Highway 132 and Santa Ana Avenue. 

According to the Modesto police department, California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of a Toyota Tundra and police dispatch notified other officers working the area. 

A Modesto police officer was heading toward the area, going west on Yosemite Avenue. The Toyota, driven by 25-year-old Nazario Castillo was going north on Santa Ana Avenue, with officers following behind, when he ran a stop sign and broadsided the officer. 

The officer suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. Castillo was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He was driving under the influence.

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