DUI arrest when officer hit during traffic stop

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 02/10 2014 01:50PM

Updated 02/10 2014 01:53PM

URBANA -- During the traffic stop in which two armed robbery suspects were arrested, a police officer was hit by a drunk driver. Authorities say 31-year old Jeffrey Taylor hit the side mirror of a pickup truck with his SUV before striking the officer.

The officer was treated for minor injuries and immediately returned to duty. Taylor was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence.

His passenger, 29-year old Charles Meeks, of Champaign, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and obstructing justice.

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