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2 suspects arrested in officer-involved crash

LAS VEGAS -- Two men are facing charges in connection with an officer-involved accident after police say they hit a Metro officer.

Police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Groh of Henderson and 18-year-old Aaron Miller of Las Vegas Thursday night. According to police, Groh was driving the car that actually hit the officer. He is being charged with attempted murder, DUI-drugs and several traffic-related offenses. Miller was the passenger and is being charged with failure to give information to an officer at a vehicle accident

The crash happened on westbound Windmill Lane and Eastern Avenue just before 6 p.m. Thursday. The victim was part of a group of officers who were trying to stop traffic to move a car that was involved in a previous crash.

Officers saw Groh approaching the traffic that was stopped on Windmill Lane. They tried to get him to slow down and stop, but he sped through the scene, police said.

Groh suddenly stopped and as an officer ordered him to roll down his window, he sped off, hitting an officer, dragging him a short distance, according to police. The officer was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

After hitting the officer, police said Groh struck another car at Spencer Street, no one was hurt in that crash, and finally lost control of the car, crashing it into a wall. Groh and Miller ran from that scene on foot, police said.  

Police chased after the suspects. They were able to arrest Miller shortly after the crash. Groh was able to get away. However, police found his home address on a traffic citation in the car. Officers staked out his home and arrested him just before 10 p.m. Thursday evening as he returned home.

According to the arrest report, Groh told police he had smoke methanphetamine before he got behind the wheel. He told them he became paranoid when he heard one of the officers who had tried to get him to stop say that he looked high.  

Miller told police that Groh hitting the officer was not an accident.

Aaron Miller
Jacob Groh

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