Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Police shoot at suspected drunk driver who tried to run down officer


BREMERTON -- Police shot at a suspected drunken driver Monday night after they say he tried to run down a police officer.

Police encountered the man around 7:40 p.m. when a 911 call reported a woman trying to jump out of his car. When police arrived at the scene, the woman jumped out and fled into nearby woods. An officer pursued her, and that's when the driver accelerated his car towards a second Bremerton police officer trying to stop him, police said.

That officer fired at the car and the driver jumped out and fled on foot.

Police later found the man and arrested him on charges of drunken driving and first degree assault.

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