Police arrest driver who struck officer in Manchester

Driver charged with hitting Manchester police officer
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 1:42 PM EDT
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MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) – Police arrested a woman who struck a Manchester officer Friday.

The officer was directing traffic in the area of South Main Street and Charter Oak Street when he was struck, authorities said.

The suspect fled the scene.

Police said the officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

A witness told police the suspect vehicle was a black Infiniti SUV.

Police found the vehicle and took the suspect into custody.

Kelsi Jenkins.
Kelsi Jenkins.(Manchester Police Department)

Kelsi Jenkins, 29, of Manchester, was charged with evading responsibility, operating a motor vehicle under a suspended license, disobeying the signal of an officer, assault third-degree, assault of a police officer, interfering with police, and risk of injury to a child.

Police said Jenkins is being held on a $175,000 bond.

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