Surprise Police officer injured in crash during traffic stop near L-303 and Waddell, woman arrested

The Department of Public Safety says a Surprise Police officer was injured in a crash while finishing a traffic stop late Saturday night. 

The crash happened at 11:07 p.m. on northbound L-303 at Waddell Road. 

DPS says the officer was finishing a traffic stop and standing outside of his vehicle when a gray Hyundai Tucson crashed into the back of the patrol car. The officer was also struck.

The officer sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. 

DPS identified the driver as 30-year-old Kourtnie Chavez, who also sustained non-life threatening injuries. She is accused of aggravated assault, endangerment and DUI.

The investigation is ongoing.