Police Arrest Driver Accused of Hitting Manchester Officer

NBC Connecticut

Manchester police have arrested the driver of an SUV that struck an officer in the area of Main Street and Charter Oak Street Friday.

The officer was hit while directing traffic, according to police. The driver then sped away.

The police officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution to be treated for minor injuries.

Police located the SUV a short time later and arrested the driver, 29-year-old Kelsi Jenkins, of Manchester.

Jenkins is charged with evading responsibility, third-degree assault, assault of a police officer, interfering with police, disobeying the signal of an officer, risk of injury to a child, and operating a motor vehicle under a suspended license.

She is being held on $175,000 bond.

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