CHESTERFIELD, MO – Police in Chesterfield yesterday arrested a man who rammed his vehicle into a patrol car while attempting to strike an officer, KSDK reports.
The incident began when police attempted to pull over a vehicle in the parking lot of the Highlands Boulevard Walmart after discovering an outstanding felony warrant associated with its license plates. An officer apparently stepped out of the patrol vehicle and approached the car, at which point its driver attempted to ram him. The officer was able to dodge the vehicle, which hit the patrol car instead.
The suspect then drove away from the scene, leading officers on a low-speed pursuit. His vehicle broke down near Dutch Mill Drive and Rustic View Circle, and while he attempted to flee on foot, police caught up to him a short time later.
No police officers were injured in the crash or subsequent chase.
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