Deputy nearly run over during traffic stop

January 9, 2008 3:31:41 AM PST
Officers say a Harris County deputy was nearly run over by a suspect during a traffic stop in west Houston. It happened near Highway 6 and Briar Forest. The officer was in front of the vehicle making the stop, when the driver took off and side-swiped the officer's vehicle. The officer was knocked onto his hood, but was not seriously hurt.

The suspect lost control at the next intersection and crashed into a ditch. The deputy tackled the suspect and made the arrest. It's still unclear why he was running in the first place.

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