PD: Officer injured after being hit by drunk driver, man arrested

Fairfield

An officer was hurt after being struck by a vehicle during a hit and run incident.

On Sunday at approximately 12:38 a.m, a Norwalk police officer was hit by a motorist under investigation for allegedly Operating Under the Influence.

The officer observed the driver pull around his vehicle into the left turn only lane of Main Street and drive through the red light while making a right turn.

The officer stopped the motorist on Wall Street and identified the operator as 41-year-old Terrance Parker.

The vehicle’s registration was suspended and Parker’s license was suspended.

Parker also allegedly smelled of alcohol and became belligerent when the officer told Parker the vehicle was being towed.

Police said the officer told Parker to hand over his car keys, however, Parker started the car, placed it in drive and accelerated. The vehicle struck the officer, who was at the driver’s side, knocking
the officer backwards.

Parker allegedly fled the scene and the officer was transported by ambulance to Norwalk
Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A short time later, a Westport police officer spotted the vehicle travelling eastbound on I-95.

Parker was eventually apprehended after a pursuit on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport with the assistance of the Westport Police, Connecticut State Police and Bridgeport Police.

Parker was arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs of Alcohol, Operating Under Suspension, Failure to Obey Traffic Control and Failure to Carry Insurance.

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