PHOENIX, AZ — The driver who struck a Phoenix PD motorcycle officer on December 28th, 2021 has been arrested. The suspect has been identified as 52 year old Elizabeth Eaton.
The accident occurred around 12:30AM Monday morning. The officer was traveling eastbound on Bethany Home Road and 26th Avenue when Eaton turned left in front of the officer. Eaton’s vehicle then struck the officer, who was thrown from his motorcycle. Eaton then fled the scene and was later apprehended at her home near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road.
The officer was seriously injured and had to have immediate surgery for a leg injury. The officer is a 16 year veteran of the force. The identity of the officer has not been released.
The AZ Hometown Lawyers send their best wishes to the officer and his family.
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