• Police: Gainesville officers hit by driver in traffic stop


    GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Two Gainesville police officers were taken to the hospital after they were struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning.

    Gainesville police said the officers pulled over a female motorist, and during the stop, she drove off, hitting the officers.

    One or both of the officers fire shots at the driver, who police believe was located about a mile away at Bennett Drive and Spring Road with a gunshot wound.

    The woman’s condition is not known. The officers were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, but police said they are OK.

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