Hastings patrol car hit by car while diverting traffic

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Authorities in Central Nebraska say a patrol car was hit by an alleged drunk driver. 

Hastings police say the incident happened just after midnight on Saturday on South Baltimore Avenue. 

Officers were investigating a hit-and-run accident in the area before the crash.

Police say a patrol car was parked on the roadway with red and blue lights on to divert traffic. 

While on scene, officers saw a pickup truck driving toward them that didn't slow down. The officers were able to get away from the car before impact. 

The driver 19-year-old Jared Schmidt of Blue Hill, was arrested for a DUI. 

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