Driver arrested in hit-and-run of Toms River officer

A driver accused of striking a Toms River police officer with his car and dragging him for 25 yards has been arrested, but police are

Police have arrested the male driver accused of striking a Toms River police officer. The driver's alleged accomplice (pictured right) is still at large.

Police have arrested the male driver accused of striking a Toms River police officer. The driver's alleged accomplice (pictured right) is still at large. (12/8/15)

TOMS RIVER - A driver accused of striking a Toms River police officer with his car and dragging him for 25 yards has been arrested, but police are still looking for his alleged accomplice.

Police are still looking for a woman seen with the driver, a woman in her late-40s to early-50s who was wearing glasses.

Officer Daniel Brennan was struck in the Motor Vehicle Commission parking lot in the Silverton section of Toms River Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Brennan was patrolling the area of the MVC when he was called in to investigate a fraudulent document claim at the agency. Police say that the suspect was trying to forge and obtain fraudulent documents by using a fake identity. 

The man quickly left the MVC. When the officer tried to talk to the suspect inside his car, the suspect reportedly put the car into reverse and dragged him.

The suspect was found several hours later by Toms River police. He reportedly abandoned the car he was driving in, but was found driving a similar car with temporary Pennsylvania license plates.

Police have not yet been able to identify the man because he allegedly had multiple fake IDs inside his car.

Officer Brennan was taken to the hospital to be checked out, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about the whereabouts of the woman accomplice should contact the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150.

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