Driver stopped after allegedly trying to run over police

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A man allegedly tried to run over a Charleston police officer this morning, then led police on a chase on the interstate before he was stopped.The man was allegedly trying to break down a door in the 35th Street area in Kanawha City when he was confronted by Charleston police, according to a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher. The man then got in his truck and tried to run over the police unit, then fled west on Interstate 64.Charleston police pursued the truck - which was orange with flames on the back -- to the Montrose Drive exit of I-64, but said they were breaking off the pursuit there.The driver of the truck was then apprehended by State Police between the MacCorkle Avenue and Dunbar exits of I-64. The driver's name and other information was not immediately available.
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