Suspect running from DPS hit by moving truck

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PHOENIX -- A suspect who was running from Department of Public Safety officers was hit by a moving truck Wednesday morning.

Suspect taken to hospital

It happened at about 6:30 a.m. in the area of 51st Avenue and McDowell Road.

A suspect who ran away from a traffic stop on Wednesday chose the wrong place to hide when he slipped under a parked moving truck -- and then was run over when the driver pulled away.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says an officer stopped Shawn L. Holden, 26, in after he ran a red light. Holden gave the officer his license, then ran away and disappeared behind a convenience store.

As the officer searched for him, the moving truck driver got back in his truck and started to drive away, running over Holden.

The officer stopped the truck and called help for his suspect, who complained of back pain.

The suspect was talking to emergency crews as he lay behind the front wheels of the truck.

The man was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known.

Holden had a suspended driver license and warrants for DUI and leaving an accident scene. He'll be booked into jail after treatment.

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