Clinton Police are asking for the public’s help in the incident last night in the 500 block of 10th Avenue South. The cars were hit as officers were handling a citizen complaint.
In a statement about the incident issued this afternoon, Clinton Police report that at about 7:45 last night (Monday) officers were in the 500 block of Tenth Avenue South on a citizen complaint. The Officers legally parked their two marked squad cars facing west bound on Tenth Avenue South. The report continued that the officers’ attention was drawn to a vehicle that was eastbound in the 500 block of Tenth Avenue South at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle, according to the report, crossed the center of the road into the opposite lane of traffic and struck both patrol cars.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene northbound on South Fifth Street from Tenth Avenue South.
Clinton Police Chief Brian Guy says one of the newer SUVs sustained damages estimated around $3,600, the other vehicle was inspected and the damage total on that vehicle is unknown, but the chief said it was mostly minor cosmetic damage and a tire and rim.
The suspect vehicle is described as a full-sized pickup truck, dark in color, possible red or maroon, with a crew cab and full sized tool box in the bed of the truck. Evidence left the scene indicates it is a G-M-C product between 1999 and 2002.
the Clinton Police department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 243-1458 or Clinton County Crime stoppers at 1-888-883-8015.