Wittenberg Police officer hit by car, suspect caught

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — A Wittenberg University Police officer was hospitalized after being hit by a car on Wednesday night.

Springfield Police say incident happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Fountain Avenue near campus. The officer was reportedly checking on a vehicle when it sped off, hitting the officer.

The officer, who’s name has not been released, was treated and released at Springfield Regional Medical Center.

A search began for the vehicle, which was described as a black sedan.

A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol spotted the suspect vehicle around 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Leffels Lane and South Limestone Street. The trooper detained the driver, who was taken to the Springfield Police Department for questioning.

No charges have been filed, but police are expected to speak with a prosecutor on Friday about potential charges.

The incident remains under investigation. Springfield Police and Wittenberg University Police are conducting the joint investigation.

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