Homeland Security Officer wrecks patrol car in McDowell crash

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UNCUT: Witness: He ran red light

PHOENIX -- The following is a press release from the Phoenix Police Department:

On 08-27-08 at approximately 5:57 P.M., an Inspector for the Department of Homeland Defense was driving northbound on 3rd Avenue in a marked Ford Crown Victoria sedan.

It appears the Inspector failed to stop for a red signal light at McDowell Road and was struck by a van being driven eastbound by a 16-year-old male.

The 16-year-old male did not appear to be injured and the Inspector was admitted to a local hospital for observations.