2 Arrested in Savannah After Car Broadsides Police Car

Posted at 11:36 AM, May 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-25 10:04:13-04

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Savannah arrested two people after a wreck that sent an officer to the hospital.

Local media report a car ran a red light and broadsided a marked police car at an intersection just before 9 p.m. Saturday. The car then spun through a pedestrian traffic signal and a fence and hit a townhouse. The driver ran away.

Jose Maria Perez, who's 18, faces charges including driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to render aid and driving without a license.

Margarita Ruiz-Gomez, who's 19, is charged with false report. Police say she reported the car stolen but later said her boyfriend had been driving it

It wasn't immediately clear if either had a lawyer.

The officer was treated at a hospital and released.

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5/25/2015 11:44:21 AM (GMT -4:00)