State troopers searching for car that hit police officer

OHATCHEE, AL (WBRC) - State troopers are trying to find a car that struck an Ohatchee police officer.

The hit-and-run happened overnight on Highway 144 near the intersection of Big Oak Road.

Officer Joshua Howell was airlifted to UAB Hospital where he was treated and released.

Troopers say they cannot confirm a make or model, but they are looking for a car that has damage to the passenger side including a missing side mirror and a shattered window.

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