Police Chase Suspect Accused of Hitting Bike Officer with Vehicle

POSTED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 3:52pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 4:37pm

EL PASO- A suspected drunk driver led police on a chase this afternoon in Downtown El Paso.

It all started around 3:30 p.m. on Mesa and Fourth. Police pulled the man over for an expired inspection sticker but he refused to stop and hit an officer on a bicycle.

During the chase, police say he hit a police car and forced two other police cars to crash. The suspect eventually stopped near the railroad tracks on Dallas and Texas streets. 

He was taken into custody and charged with DWI and aggravated assault on a police officer. Two police officers involved in the chase were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.


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