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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- A sheriff says a 45-year-old Stansbury Park man accused of striking a Utah police officer with a vehicle last weekend was convicted of a similar attack in 2002.

Marty Lee Giles
Marty Lee Giles

Marty Lee Giles was being held Wednesday at the Summit County jail pending a court appearance on a felony charges including attempted murder.

Authorities identify Giles as a car theft suspect and say he was arrested Saturday morning after hitting a Unified police officer who approached him in a vehicle at a gas station. The officer was hospitalized with leg injuries.

Officials say Giles was convicted eight years ago of trying to run over a West Jordan police officer.

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds says he believes Giles is dangerous and should spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Information from: Deseret News

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