Officer, police dog hurt in hit and run

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

A Durham police officer and his K9 (police dog) were injured Tuesday night in a hit-and-run traffic accident on Holloway Street in East Durham, and a man was charged in connection with the accident.

K9 Officer J.K. Meade was driving his marked patrol car east on Holloway Street near Clayton Road around 8:45 p.m. when a red Dodge Durango crashed into the back of his patrol car, police said. The impact caused the patrol car to run off the right side of the road, go through a fence and hit a tree.

Meade was treated at a local hospital and released. His K9, Cedros, was treated at the emergency vet and has been released.

The Dodge Durango was found a short time later about a mile away on Holloway Street near Mineral Springs Road. The driver, Jashua Duke Davis, 20, of Durham, was inside the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and cited for driving while impaired.

Meade’s Ford Crown Victoria and Davis’s 1998 Dodge Durango were destroyed.