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Woman held in hit-run crash that hurt Vegas motor officer

December 22, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 22-year-old woman was due to face a judge Wednesday on charges including driving without a license after police say she drove away from the scene of a crash that left a Las Vegas police motorcycle officer injured.

Alicia Margarite Jones was arrested Tuesday at an apartment complex where police said they found a red sedan that had been involved in the wreck a little after 1 p.m. at a busy intersection several miles west of downtown.

The officer was treated at University Medical Center for injuries including a broken leg, foot and toes, and a broken collarbone, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The officer was not identified.

Jones also faces charges including failure to stop at the scene of an accident, driving without insurance and failure to yield to traffic.

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She told police she didn’t see the motorcycle officer before the crash and she panicked after the crash and went back home, the Review-Journal reported. She said she’d had an argument with her grandmother hours before the crash, and was returning from a park with children in her car when the crash occurred.