Driver hits officer while fleeing before officer fires gun
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids police are still searching for a driver who hit an officer with a vehicle before fleeing after a traffic stop.
Police said Saturday that the officer fired at the fleeing vehicle after being struck by the vehicle shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday.
The confrontation began when the officer tried to pull the vehicle over in Cedar Rapids but the driver refused to stop.
After a short chase the vehicle stopped when the road reached a dead end at a construction site. But when the officer got out to confront the driver, the vehicle spun around and accelerated toward the officer.
Officials said the officer sustained minor injuries.
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