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Suspect arrested in PHX police officer hit-and-run

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A 52-year-old woman has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a Phoenix police motorcycle officer. Law enforcement officials say Elizabeth Mia Eaton was arrested late Monday night on suspicion of hit-and-run with death or serious injury.

According to police, Eaton struck the officer as she made a left turn and then left the scene, leaving the injured officer lying on the roadway.

Eaton remained in jail Tuesday and court records didn't indicate she has an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

The officer's identity was not released, but police say he had to undergo emergency surgery for a serious leg injury.