Camaro driver suspected of DUI after hitting CHP motorcycle officer

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A CHP motorcycle officer was hurt in a crash on Interstate 8 Thursday night

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SAN DIEGO – A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured in a collision Thursday night in El Cajon, authorities said.

The collision happened around 9:30 p.m. on westbound Interstate 8 just east of West Main Street.

The officer had stopped to help a broken down car and was attempting to merge back into traffic when a speeding, white Chevrolet Camaro failed to move over or slow down and sideswiped the officer, according to California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Camaro, who was later identified as Richard Devlin Chambers Jr., was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Medics took the 44-year-old officer, who has been with the Highway Patrol for 16 years, to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego for treatment of significant but non-life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.

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