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Irene Knocks Tree Limb Onto Leicester Police Cruiser

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A Leicester police officer narrowly escaped injury when his cruiser was struck by a falling tree limb. (Credit: Leicester Police)

A Leicester police officer narrowly escaped injury when his cruiser was struck by a falling tree limb. (Credit: Leicester Police)

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LEICESTER (CBS) – A Leicester police officer escaped injury Sunday morning when his cruiser was struck by a falling tree limb.

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The cruiser was hit at around 8:15 a.m. on Manville Street in Leicester during the height of Tropical Storm Irene.

The damaged cruiser, which was taken out of service, has several thousand dollars in damage.

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