JPD officer injured in hit-and-run released from hospital - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JPD officer injured in hit-and-run released from hospital

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run involving an officer. Source: WLBT The Jackson Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run involving an officer. Source: WLBT
41-year-old  Kamar Jibiri Watts, was later taken into custody and arrested for several traffic violations, including driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident. Source: JPD 41-year-old  Kamar Jibiri Watts, was later taken into custody and arrested for several traffic violations, including driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident. Source: JPD
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson Police Officer injured during a hit-and-run Wednesday evening on Briarwood Drive is out of the hospital and recovering. The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old  Kamar Jibiri Watts, was later taken into custody and arrested for several traffic violations, including driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.

The accident occurred at the intersection Briarwood Drive and Interstate 55 West Frontage Road. 

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. an on-duty officer was traveling on Briarwood Drive when a second vehicle collided with the officer. The suspect vehicle, which was believed to have run the traffic light, left the scene following the collision and was observed traveling to a nearby business. 

The officer was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries but none appeared to be life-threatening. 

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