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Durham police officer involved in hit-and-run is not injured

Posted May 7

— A police officer who was involved in a hit-and-run on Sunday is not injured, according to city officials.

The incident occurred around 5 a.m. on N. Roxboro Street while the officer was driving to work. Officials said the officer was not injured by the car, which fled the scene.

According to officials, a deputy observed the hit-and-run and pursued the suspect, 33-year-old Juan Bautista Fabian, until Horton Road and Chalk Level Road. Fabian's car experienced mechanical failure and stopped unexpectedly. As a result, he experienced minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Fabian was charged with DWI, no operator’s license, felony speeding to elude arrest, speeding 60 in a 40 mph zone, hit and run, red light violation, failure to yield the right of way and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

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  • James Johnson May 8, 7:36 a.m.
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    Anyone want to bet he's an illegal alien?