SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- A man faces charges after an officer was hurt on the job. It happened about 1 am, Monday, in the 2300-block of East Pine Street, when officers responded to a call for service.
They were standing near the edge of the roadway when a vehicle approached, sped up and struck an officer. The 11-year veteran suffered a broken foot and leg from the impact.
Authorities say the registered owner of the vehicle, 56-year old Richard Wanless, of the 1400-block of North Wesley, was arrested. He's due in court Tuesday afternoon.