A Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy lands in the hospital after a hit and run crash Tuesday night. Ryan Inglett with the Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Jesus Vivaldo was on traffic duty, removing cones from the Pima County Fairground main entrance on 11300 South Houghton Road when a southbound car hit

him and didn’t bother to stop.

Inglett says Vivaldo’s partner pursued the suspect until he caught up with 31 year old Daniel Doubek a half mile away. Doubek was booked into jail for Hit and Run, Suspicion of Drunk Driving and Aggravated Assault. His blood alcohol level was not immediately available Wednesday.

Deputy Vivaldo was seriously hurt, but his injuries are non-life threatening. He’s recovering at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson.

–Barbara Villa