Naugatuck Police Cruiser Struck by Stolen Vehicle, Officer Hospitalized

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A police cruiser was struck by a stolen vehicle in Naugatuck and an officer is now hospitalized with injuries, officials said.

Authorities said a police cruiser was struck in the area of Elm Street Tuesday afternoon. After hitting the cruiser, the driver continued into the downtown area and fled on foot.

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Responding officers were able to take the driver into custody, according to police.

The officer in the police cruiser is being evaluated at a local hospital for minor injuries sustained from the crash.

The incident is under investigation. No additional information was immediately available.

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