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Sheriff's deputy injured in hit and run crash, suspect arrested

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A Linn Co. Sheriff's deputy was injured Wednesday after a driver slid into his patrol car and fled, according to authorities.

The Sheriff's office said deputy Chad Watkinson was on East Post Rd. near Cottage Grove Pkwy SE, when an other car lost control, and hit his patrol vehicle head-on. The driver then sped away, and Watkinson pursued.

Authorities said the driver was D'Andre Shawn Hicks, 24, of Marion. They say he soon stopped the car, and tried to run away on foot, but was arrested a few blocks away.

He was wanted on an outstanding warrant for revocation of probation, and has also been charged with driving with a suspended license, attempting to elude, and leaving the scene of an accident, among other traffic offenses.

Hicks was taken to the Linn Co. jail.

Watkinson was treated at St. Luke's for minor injuries, and released.

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