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San Jose officer injured in chase after patrol car hits tree

Sunday, July 28, 2013
San Jose police are looking for a man who led officers on a chase that resulted in a patrol car crashing into a tree.

A San Jose police officer was injured when he crashed a patrol car into a tree on Saturday night.

At about 8:15 p.m., the officer spotted a known parolee with an active arrest warrant for narcotics who was driving near South 11th and East Santa Clara streets, San Jose police Sgt Jason Dwyer said.

The officer initiated a pursuit into the 100 block of South 11th Street, where the suspect pulled over and fled on foot, Dwyer said.

The officer was taken to Regional Medical Center to be treated for a concussion and back pain, Dwyer said. He was later released.

A house-to-house search for the suspect yielded no results, and an investigation into his whereabouts is ongoing.

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