Deputy hit by flying hubcap during traffic stop

HUTCHINSON, KS (WCMH) – A Kansas deputy is recovering after being hit by a flying hubcap during a traffic stop.

It happened last week near Hutchinson, Kansas.

Video shows Deputy Miken Bohringer on the K-61 highway conducting a traffic stop.

A passing RV lost its hubcaps as it passed the traffic stop. One of the hubcaps hit Bohringer on the back of the leg.

“It felt like a 10-pound brick that hit the backside of where the Achilles tendon goes into the base of the ankle. It kind of took me by surprise,” he told KWCH.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Bohringer only suffered some painful bruising.n

The driver of the RV did return to check on the deputy, KWCH reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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