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Man Formally Charged In Connection With Crash That Injured Denver Officer

DENVER (CBS4) – A man who police say was driving drunk and crashed into a Denver police car, injuring an officer performing a traffic stop, has been formally charged.

Nicholas Herrera, 22, was charged Wednesday with one count of vehicular assault.

The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. at 400 West Colfax Avenue on Monday.

“During the stop a pickup truck ran into one of the police vehicles involved in the traffic stop. The impact of the crash pushed the police vehicle into Officer Angela Simon, pinning her between the stopped vehicle and the police vehicle,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said in a statement.

Jackson said Simon landed in front of the stopped vehicle. She was transported to Denver Health Medical Center and is listed in serious condition with injuries to her mid-to-lower body. No one was hurt in the car that had been pulled over.

Simon is a seven-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Division.

Herrera has been released from custody on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 13, to be formally advised of the charge.

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