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Officer injured after driver crashes into police car; DUI suspected

Officials said a man who ran a red light was processed for a DUI.
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PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer is in the hospital with minor injures after someone ran a red light, causing a car crash Friday night. 

Around 11 p.m., a car traveling south on 15th Avenue at Washington Street drove through a red light and collided with a marked police car, according to the Phoenix Police Department. 

One officer was hospitalized and the driver who ran the red light, later identified as 53-year-old Erik Cohen, was processed for a DUI, according to the department. 

Cohen was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and is facing charges including one count of DUI and one count of extreme DUI. 

The identity of the injured officer has not been released. 

12 News will update as more information becomes available. 

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