NJ cop in critical after Jeep ran him over, police say
A Morris County police officer has been hospitalized after being hit by a Jeep he was investigating.
According to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Saturday at about 4 p.m., Dover police were dispatched to a call of multiple people sleeping in a vehicle.
Officers arrived on scene and, approached the vehicle — when it began to drive up over the curb, and onto the sidewalk, police said.
According to a report by NJ Advance Media, Dominick Saldida, the town's public safety director, said the Jeep struck the officer and ran him over. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop and the occupants were detained, the prosecutor's office said.
The announcement from the prosecutor's office didn't name the police officer.
Saldida was quoted in the NJ Advance Media report saying the officer was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital and had suffered a broken femur, broken shoulder and a concussion. He was listed in critical but stable condition Saturday night, the report quoted Saldida saying.
Driver Michael Medici has been charged with several crimes related to this incident, including aggravated assault, a crime of the second degree, and assault by auto, a crime of the third degree, authorities said.
Colleen McDonough has also been charged with crimes related to this incident, including possession of a controlled dangerous substance, throwing bodily fluids at a law enforcement officer and reissiting arrest.