DUI suspect hits Salt River P.D. motorcycle officer

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A suspected drunken driver crashed into a stopped car that had been pulled over by police.

Phoenix police say a motorcycle officer with the Salt River Police Department conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning near the Loop 101 and Thomas Road after suspecting the driver was impaired.

While the officer was talking with that driver, another car clipped the officer’s motorcycle and then crashed into the stopped car.

The driver of the second car has been identified as Nicole Moon, 21, who now faces assault charges.

The Department of Public Safety is handling the investigation.