Man arrested in connection to hit-and-run crash that left a BPD officer injured

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif (KGET) — Bakersfield Police said a man who was involved in a hit-and-run crash that sent an officer to the hospital last week has been arrested.

On Tuesday, June 11 around 10:40 p.m., BPD said an officer was driving a marked patrol car when a driver ran a red light, hit his car and sped off at the intersection of East Brundage Lane and Cottonwood Road.

Paramedics took the officer to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Ignacio Diaz, 27, turned himself into the Kern County Jail on Wednesday morning, according to Bakersfield Police. He has been booked on a warrant for felony hit-and-run.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Bakersfield police at 661-327-7111.

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