Area police are searching for a driver who allegedly aimed his car at two uniformed police officers, narrowly avoiding striking and potentially seriously injuring one Waco officer early Sunday morning, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said.
A uniformed Waco officer and a uniformed Robinson Independent School District police officer were working off-duty jobs and went to Whataburger, 928 S. Seventh St., early Sunday morning. While both officers were walking through the parking lot, they saw a four-door, white sedan put the vehicle in reverse as the officers passed.
Bynum said the Waco officer tried to stop the car from backing up and identified himself as police, but the driver reversed, allegedly driving toward the officers. The Waco officer jumped out of the way, but was sideswiped by the car.
"Our officer narrowly escaped being seriously injured," Bynum said. "Medical responders did come to the scene. The officer did have some bruising, but he returned to full duty (Monday)."
The Robinson ISD officer was not injured as the driver fled the parking lot. The car jumped the curb and drove away from the fast-food restaurant, Bynum said.
Police searching for the vehicle later found the car unattended in the Woodway area. The car was later impounded, Bynum said.
Police continue to work to identify the suspect. No arrests were made by early Monday afternoon. Additional information about the suspect's description was not available Monday.
Anyone with information about a possible suspect is asked to contact Waco police at 750-7500.