LIVERMORE (CBS SF) – Police were looking for a driver who attempted to run over a motorcycle officer during a traffic stop in Livermore on Friday.
This happened at around 11:45 a.m., police said, after the officer stopped the vehicle for a code violation on Isabel Avenue northbound near Interstate 580.
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As the officer got off his motorcycle, the suspicious driver backed up his truck and backed up on him at high speed, leaving skid marks in the road.
The officer was able to jump out of the way, but the motorcycle was run over and the driver accelerated.
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Officers from Livermore arrived at the scene to assist the injured officer and began chasing the driver, but for safety reasons the chase was called off.
The officer was treated for his injuries and released. Police said the suspicious driver was still at large.
“This act of violence against our officer is absolutely unacceptable,” Livermore Police Chief Jeramy Young said in a statement. “Our officers put their lives at risk for our community and an attack on an officer is an attack on our community. We will work tirelessly to bring this offender to justice. “
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The vehicle has been described as a 4-door brown double cab Toyota Tundra. Authorities were asking anyone with information or video of the assault to contact the Livermore Police Department hotline at (925) 371-4790, LPD Case # 21-2668. Callers can remain anonymous.