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Man tries to escape hit-and-run

A suspect involved in leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Pensacola and Young Streets assaulted an HPD officer who tried to arrest him. The traffic accident happened around 12:30 a.m. today. An HPD officer located the 31-year-old male suspect near Kinau Street and during the arrest; the suspect hit the officer in the chest and ran off. The suspect was subsequently caught and arrested.