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April 19, 2019

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Driver who hit trooper’s car located and ticketed, Highway Patrol says

Highway Patrol Crash

Nevada Highway Patrol

The Nevada Highway Patrol says this car was pulled over Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, on a traffic stop when a passing car hit the door as a trooper was getting out.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says it has located a motorist who slammed into a trooper’s car door as he was conducting a traffic stop along a freeway ramp.

The woman, whose name was not released, was issued citations on counts of driving without a valid license, hit and run with property damage, and failure to stop and render aid, all misdemeanors, the patrol said.

The patrol car, with its emergency lights activated, was stopped about 5 p.m. Monday along the off-ramp at U.S. 95 North and Summerlin Parkway. As the trooper opened the door to get out, a passing car clipped the door and kept going, the patrol said.

Nobody was injured, officials said.

Troopers tracked down the car and driver today after receiving an anonymous tip, the patrol said. The crash remains under investigation, officials said.

“The highway is the troopers’ office space — that’s the environment they work in every day, and it’s dangerous,” the patrols said in a statement. “Motorists are reminded to move over and slow down for stopped emergency vehicles.”