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Police: Suspect intentionally caused head-on crash with Crestwood officer

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 CRESTWOOD, Mo., (KMOV.com) – A Crestwood police officer was struck in a head-on collision after a suspect allegedly drove his vehicle into the police car early Sunday morning

Police said the officer was struck by a suspect who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Crestwood police released the following statement describing the incident:

“It is our belief that the suspect thought he was being pursued, and upon seeing a police car coming toward him in the opposite lane of traffic, directed his vehicle for a head on collision with our officer.”

The suspect, later identified as Robert Thomas Poucher of Fenton, was taken into custody after the crash. Tuesday morning, officials told News 4 that Poucher was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the crash.

As of Tuesday morning, the suspect was still hospitalized and a booking photo had not been released.

The officer was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has been released.

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