A man was pinned against the back of his truck Tuesday evening after police tried to stop an out-of-control vehicle on West Colorado Avenue. 

Officers said they saw an SUV sideswipe several parked cars about 6:30 p.m. When they tried to flag down the driver, the vehicle crashed into the back of a truck that a man was unloading. 

Police reported Wednesday that 30-year-old Tara Studer was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence, driving under restraint, reckless driving and one felony charge of vehicular assault.

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The man was pinned against his truck and taken to a hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said. 

Both directions of West Colorado Avenue between Walnut and Limit streets were to be closed for several hours while the Major Crash Team investigates. 


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