Wrong-way driver released after crashing into 25 police recruits out for a run

Article originally appeared on www.msn.com.

A man who was arrested after plowing his car into dozens of police recruits who were out for a run in Los Angeles County early Wednesday has now been released as an investigation into the incident continues, officials said.

The driver, 22-year-old Nicholas Gutierrez, was arrested for suspicion of attempted murder on a peace officer, the sheriff’s department said on Thursday. He was later released from the LA County jail “due to the extreme complexity of the investigation, which includes ongoing interviews, video surveillance review, and additional evidence needed to be analyzed,” the LA County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

About 75 recruits were on the run with 25 of them suffering injuries in the crash. The group was mostly Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department recruits, but also included others from nearby police departments, including Pasadena and Glendale.

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