Driver chases down hit-and-run suspect who hit officer's motorcycle

An Irving police officer's traffic stop turned into a close call with a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday.

The officer is OK. He was able to jump out of the way while working a traffic stop on Hwy. 183.

The officer was on the shoulder standing near his motorcycle, writing a speeding ticket to a car he had pulled over.

Another driver who was texting slammed into the officer's motorcycle and kept going. 

The man driving the car that the officer had pulled over saw what happened and took off after the hit-and-run driver, following him for about a mile and half. 

The hit-and-run driver stopped, and another witness recorded video of the other driver holding the hit-and-run suspect on the ground until police arrived. 


Witness Sean Hughes, who called 911, pulled out his cell phone and started recording when he thought he was caught in road rage crosshairs.

"He jumped out, he ran up and pulled that door open, he reached in and pulled that guy out," said Hughes. "They kind of wrestled a little bit, throw him down in the grass, and that's when you see him sit down on him."

Police arrived and picked up the suspected hit-and-run driver, 23-year-old Jordan Dunn. Sources say he was on his way to Bible study when he hit the police motorcycle.


Dunn's family claims he was trying to pull over, but couldn't find a place on bust westbound Airport Freeway.  
Police say they are grateful for the other driver's help but also recognize the risk he took, and police are grateful it ended the way it did, with no one hurt.




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