Driver tries to flee scene after hitting Glendale police vehicle

Nov 9, 2022, 9:55 AM | Updated: Nov 10, 2022, 6:19 am
Antonio Diosdadio Campos (Glendale Police Department Photo)...

PHOENIX – A driver who crashed into a Glendale police vehicle and tried to flee afterward was arrested early Wednesday, authorities said.

The Glendale Police Department said Antonio Diosdadio Campos, 23, was booked on counts including driving under the influence, extreme DUI and failure to stay on scene of a hit-and-run.

Police said an officer was driving eastbound on Glendale Avenue at 75th Avenue with a suspect in the backseat when a vehicle car turned left and struck the patrol unit around 12:30 a.m.

Campos tried to get away but was caught and taken into custody.

The officer was evaluated for injuries and released. The suspect in the backseat of the patrol vehicle was not seriously injured, police said.

The intersection was closed in all directions for the investigation.

No other details were made available.

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Driver tries to flee scene after hitting Glendale police vehicle