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Waterloo officer speaks after crash with suspect

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Sergeant Brooke Carter was one of the two officers taken to the hospital after a man drove his SUV into their squad cars.

Waterloo police were on a disturbance call, a man left, but then returned to the scene speeding in his car before ramming into police squad cars.

That man is Kelvin Plain Jr. The collision sent Waterloo police officers Randall Hammitt and Sergeant Brooke Carter to the hospital.

Sergeant Carter says she wasn't even officially sent to the call on Niles street Tuesday. She explains she wasn't busy at the time and went there to see if they needed help. 

"Saw it coming at a high rate of speed and I could hear you know the engine was revving up and the closer he came to us the faster he was going."

She says she didn't know it was Kelvin Plain Junior behind the wheel, only that it was the same SUV that had left just minutes earlier.

"He wanted to hurt somebody. I believe he knew there was an officer in that car because he saw all three of us there. He knew we each had our own car because he looked at all of us, he drove by all of us. So he knew there was an officer in that car and he wanted to injure somebody."

As Sgt. Carter was helping to detain Plain, she knew her friend and colleague was hurt.

"I was shocked that he was even able to get out of that car. After looking at the damage to that car I couldn't believe it. But knowing officer Hammitt and him getting out of that car just shows his dedication."

Carter says she wasn't scared during the situation, but only because she didn't have time to be scared.

She received minor injuries to her hand and a cut to her head, but she doesn't regret how everything went down. 

"Everything turned out I think as well as it could have. Injuries to everybody involved could have been a lot worse. So we're all very lucky, even Mr. Plain is very lucky that he was not injured worse, but I'd do the same thing," said Carter. 
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