South Portland officer injured in 2010 cruiser collision clipped again

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SOUTH PORTLAND — A police officer’s cruiser door was clipped by an allegedly drunken driver on Jan. 18.

A Police Department press release said Officer Rocco Navarro was conducting a traffic stop on Broadway, near Scammon Street. As Navarro was getting out of his car, a Jeep Wrangler clipped his open door and drove off.

Another officer found the Jeep on Mitchell Road. The driver, Elizabeth Hunt, 55, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.

Navarro was unharmed and his cruiser was only slightly damaged.

Navarro was injured in 2010 when a distracted pick-up truck driver traveling 45 mph rear-ended his cruiser on the Casco Bay Bridge. He was knocked unconscious and received head, neck and back injuries to his head, neck and back.

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South Portland Police Officer Rocco Navarro.

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