Marietta Police Seek Public’s Help to Locate SUV Involved in I-75 Officer Hit-and-Run

The Marietta Police Department is urgently seeking information from the public to identify an SUV involved in a hit-and-run incident that sideswiped officers on Interstate 75. The incident, which occurred during a routine traffic stop, has prompted a widespread search for the vehicle and its driver.

The officers were conducting a traffic stop on the busy interstate when the SUV, described as a dark-colored vehicle, suddenly veered into their lane. The SUV sideswiped the patrol car and narrowly missed the officers standing nearby. Fortunately, the officers escaped with minor injuries, but the SUV fled the scene immediately after the collision.

Witnesses reported seeing the SUV speeding away, merging quickly into the flow of traffic. Despite the chaotic scene, some were able to provide crucial details about the vehicle’s make and color. Marietta police have released a composite image of the suspect vehicle based on these eyewitness accounts and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

In a statement, the Marietta Police Department emphasized the seriousness of the incident and their commitment to finding the responsible party. “The safety of our officers and the public is our top priority. We are asking anyone who may have seen this vehicle or has any information about the driver to contact us immediately,” said a department spokesperson.

The incident has raised concerns about the dangers officers face during routine traffic stops and the importance of driver awareness and caution on the highways. The department is reviewing traffic camera footage from the area and appealing to drivers who were in the vicinity to check their dashcam recordings for any potential evidence.

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Marietta Police Department’s tip line. The community’s cooperation is vital in ensuring that the individual responsible for this dangerous act is held accountable and that similar incidents are prevented in the future.

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