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Man Hits, Injures Florida Police Officer With Car

Man Hits, Injures Florida Police Officer With Car
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Monday, 18 July 2016 10:32 AM EDT

A man has been arrested after police in Florida say he hit and injured an officer during a chase.

The Melbourne Police Department tells local news outlets that 26-year-old Octavius Merrill Weaver was driving early Monday when an officer tried to pull him over. Weaver didn't stop, and a chase ensued.

Officers deployed stop sticks at an intersection. Police say Weaver swerved to miss the stop sticks and hit an officer who was on foot.

An officer used a "PIT maneuver" on Weaver's truck, causing it to spin and then flip over.

Weaver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He's been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

The injured officer was also taken to the hospital. The officer's identity and condition haven't been released.

It's unclear if Weaver has an attorney.

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A man has been arrested after police in Florida say he hit and injured an officer during a chase. The Melbourne Police Department tells local news outlets that 26-year-old Octavius Merrill Weaver was driving early Monday when an officer tried to pull him over. Weaver didn't...
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