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San Bernardino officer struck by car while investigating vandalism
San Bernardino officer struck by car while investigating vandalism

A San Bernardino police officer was hospitalized with head and back injuries Monday night when an alleged drunk driver crashed into his squad car, department officials said. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue when Steven Portillo, 18, allegedly tried to make a left turn onto 5th and smashed into the officer's parked squad car while he was investigating a vandalism report. The officer had a “pretty serious” back injury and cuts to his head, said Lt. Richard Lawhead. Portillo tried to run from the scene but was arrested by another officer who was also in the area responding to the vandalism call. A suspect in the vandalism...

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