Pittsfield woman strikes patrol car

Posted: Aug. 19, 2014 10:22 pm Updated: Sep. 2, 2014 11:15 pm

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A Pittsfield police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after his patrol car was struck by a motorist.

The crash occurred in the intersection of a public alley behind Heaton Chevrolet.

The patrolman, Darrold Wayne Frisbie, 60, was headed southbound when Pittsfield resident Amber Johnson, 23, struck the patrol car and pushed it into a nearby building.

Frisbie was taken to Illini Community Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Johnson was cited for no valid registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Frisbie was on a routine patrol in his vehicle and not responding to a call.

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