SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Sandy Springs police said they have caught the driver involved in a hit and run which injured one of the department’s officers Monday. Madison Kelley Leftwich, 25, was arrested at around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, about seven hours after the officer was hurt.
The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the One River Place Condominium complex on the 100 block of River Vista Drive.
Police said the officer was working at an off-duty job at the time when he was hit by a newer model red Toyota Camry or Corolla.
"He was in full uniform and his traffic vest was on," Sandy Springs Police spokesperson Sam Worsham said.
Worsham said surveillance cameras also spotted that the car had a temporary paper tag. He described the driver as a "female with long hair."
Medics rushed the officer to a nearby hospital for evaluation. He was said to be conscious, alert, and breathing. He was treated at the hospital and released.
Monday afternoon, police arrested Leftwich at an apartment complex on Akers Mill Road, about a mile from the crime scene, and recovered her vehicle which showed signs of damage. Leftwich was booked into the Fulton County jail on several charges including hit and run, reckless driving and serious injury by vehicle.
Police are asking anyone with information on the collision to call Sandy Springs Police 770-551-6900 or Georgia State Patrol.