A Polk deputy, whose name hasn’t been released yet, is recovering after being hit by the driver of a car he had stopped in north Lakeland Sunday night. The suspect, also not named yet, took off onto I-4 and the Polk Parkway and was involved in a shooting with deputies after his car ran off the road north of Auburndale. He was hospitalized. No deputies were injured in the shooting. More information is expected this morning | More: Bay News 9

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