Riverside DUI suspect hits CHP motorcycle officer

California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed by vehicle driven by woman under the influence of alcohol.

Around 4:55 AM Monday, the CHP officer was struck while stopped at the intersection Adams Street and Indiana Avenue in Riverside.

The officer was then thrown from the bike and the driver, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra took off.

Riverside officers found the vehicle two blocks away from the scene at Lincoln Avenue and Tropicana avenues after a witness reported their location.

On the spot, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and fleeing the scene after a crash.

She’s been identified as Heather Fernandez, 26, of Riverside. Fernandez was taken into custody and released on $50,000 bail. Fernandez was booked into jail and held on $50,000 bail.

CHP officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The officer’s condition is unclear at this time.

Anyone with information related to the crash is urged to contact the Riverside Police Department’s Traffic Division at 951-351-6099.

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