SCOTTSDALE, AZ – An allegedly intoxicated driver is facing charges after he is said to have struck an off-duty Gilbert Police officer in a hit-and-run collision on Loop 101 in Scottsdale early Sunday morning.
According to FOX 10 Phoenix, the crash happened on southbound Loop 101, near the exit for Talking Stick Way, at about 1:30 a.m.
Sgt. Tom Edgerton was riding a motorcycle when he was rear-ended by the driver of a Toyota Tacoma who was switching lanes. The driver then fled the scene.
Edgerton was taken to the hospital in Scottsdale with severe injuries that were initially deemed critical. He was in stable condition by the afternoon.
The driver of the Tacoma, reported to be 23-year-old Colton Sattler, was later taken into police custody after he stopped at a 7-11 to buy a band-aid. He reportedly admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel. While he was initially arrested for DUI, his BAC read at 0.079 percent, which is just under the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
He is still facing charges of hit-and-run and aggravated assault leading to severe injury.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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