Car bumper leads officers to suspect

S.U.V ran into the cruiser hard enough to spin it around

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – Two Worcester police officers were injured when a S.U.V. hit the back of their cruiser and drove away, leaving a crucial clue behind.

Police say they were able to track down the driver because the SUV’s front bumper detached in the accident with the license plate still attached.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 29-year-old Daniel Fournier pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including drunken driving and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He was released on $2,500 cash bail.

The officers were on patrol at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday when the S.U.V ran into the cruiser hard enough to spin it around and snap off a wheel.

The officers suffered injuries to their legs, neck, back and chest. They were treated and released at a hospital.

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