Officer injured by hit and run driver

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX - On August 20, 2010 at approximately 7:50 a.m., Officer Dennis Phillips was driving east bound on Cotton Street at the intersection of Fredonia when he was struck by a black Dodge Pickup that ran the red light.

The adult male driver fled the scene. He was located a short time later at the Gregg County Courthouse where he was scheduled to appear before Judge Rebecca Simpson, County Court at Law #1, on an unrelated charge.

The Officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, 37-year-old Michael Boyd of Longview, was charged with Failing to Stop and Render Aid, Expired Driver's License, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and Failure to Stop for Red Light.