A 26-year-old woman was arrested Monday after allegedly hitting a California Highway Patrol officer stopped on his motorcycle at a Riverside intersection, then fleeing the scene.
Heather Fernandez Hernandez of Riverside was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in injuries, felony driving under the influence and DUI with injuries.
Hernandez was approaching the intersection of Adams Street and Indiana Avenue in her 2005 Hyundai Elantra about 4:50 a.m. and failed to stop for traffic, plowing into a CHP motor officer waiting for the light to change, Riverside Police Department Officer Ryan Railsback said.
The lawman was ejected from his motorcycle onto the roadway, suffering moderate injuries, Railsback said.
Railsback alleged that Hernandez sped away, but a witness followed her and called 911 to direct police to her location.
Hernandez was arrested without incident less than an hour later in the area of Lincoln and Tropicana avenues, according to Railsback.
The motor officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and was expected to recover.
Hernandez was not injured.
Background information on Hernandez was not available.