Durham police officer hit from behind in crash

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The police car was hit from behind.

A Durham Police Department captain was taken to the hospital to be checked out Wednesday morning after his car was hit from behind.

It happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Alston Avenue near Gilbert Street.

Investigators said Captain George Zeipekkis slowed for traffic in front of him but a driver behind him did not - colliding with the officer's unmarked car.

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