El Cajon police officer struck by hit-and-run driver

SAN DIEGO — An El Cajon police officer suffered minor injuries Thursday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in El Cajon, according to police.

Officers received a report of a man sleeping behind the wheel of a car in a strip mall in the 100 block of N. 2nd Avenue just before 8 p.m.

The man reportedly started up the car and took off, injuring an officer who had made contact through an open door on the driver’s side.  The man also slammed into the front bumper of the patrol car.

The suspect, later identified as Kevyn Cummings, was arrested using the vehicle’s license plate information.

Cummings is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.