Parked Wheat Ridge police car hit during hit-and-run investigation

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This Wheat Ridge cruiser was rear-ended on Aug. 9, 2020. (Credit: Wheat Ridge Police Department)

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) – Police in Wheat Ridge arrested a man early Sunday morning after he crashed his pickup truck into the back of a police cruiser.

Police believe alcohol may have played a role in the crash, which occurred just before 2 a.m. near the intersection of West 38th Avenue and Pierce Street.

The cruiser that was hit was parked while officers were investigating a hit-and-run crash at the intersection.

Police say 46-year-old Mathew Paul was behind the wheel of the pickup truck that rear-ended the cruiser.

Officers say Paul sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No one else was injured.

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