A Sandy Springs Police officer was hit by a car while directing traffic off duty June 3. Police had to search for the driver who fled the scene and later arrested a suspect.
Police arrested Madison Kelley Leftwich, 25, around 3 p.m., a press release said. Leftwich, an Atlanta resident, was charged with a hit and run, failure to obey an officer directing traffic, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving and lane violation, the release said.
The officer was hit on Powers Ferry Road near the One River Place condo complex around 8 a.m. while directing traffic for an off-duty job, police spokesperson Sgt. Sam Worsham said in a written statement. The road was closed, but reopened before 10 a.m. The officer was conscious, alert and breathing and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Worsham said.
The vehicle involved was last seen north on New Northside Drive and has a temporary paper tag, police said. The police are looking for a red, newer-model Toyota. The driver is believed to be a female with long hair, Worsham said.
Information about the incident can be reported to the Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-6900.
This story has been updated with additional information about the suspect’s arrest.