Truck hits, critically injures GPD officer
Â Â Â Â The UF national championship celebration in Gainesville's streets ended in tragedy early Tuesday morning.
Â Â Â Â At about 2 a.m., a black pickup truck struck Gainesville Police Department Lt. Corey Dahlem. The impact critically injuredÂ the 45-year-old officer,Â who has served the police department for 22 years.
Â Â Â Â Investigators say a 21-year-old University of North Florida student named Austin John Wright sped the pickup truck down University Avenue and hit Dahlem.
Â Â Â Â Wright faces several charges, including driving under the influence and speeding.
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