Manchester officer struck while directing traffic. Police locate driver who fled the scene

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Manchester police have located the vehicle that struck an officer who was directing traffic on Friday afternoon.

The Manchester Police Department officer directing traffic due to construction in the area around South Main Street and Charter Oak Street was hit by a vehicle just after 1 p.m. on Friday, police said. A witness to the incident called 911 and reported that the vehicle fled the scene, according to police.

The officer was transported to the hospital for minor injuries as a precaution, according to police.

The witness described the fleeing vehicle as a Black Infiniti SUV, police said. Officers spread out across the area and located the vehicle after learning the identity of the driver. Officers located the driver, identified as Kelsi Jenkins, 29, of Manchester, and took her into custody, police said.

Jenkins was charged with evading responsibility, operating a motor vehicle under a suspended license, disobeying the signal of an officer, third-degree assault, assault of a police officer, interfering with police and risk of injury to a child, according to police.

She was held in lieu of a $175,000 bond and was scheduled to appear at the Superior Court in Manchester on Saturday, police said.