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Man arrested after ramming officer's patrol car



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MIDVALE -- Police arrested a man in Midvale Wednesday night after he tried to ram an officer with his car.

A West Valley City officer was in Midvale when he saw someone driving a vehicle erratically on State Street near 6900 South. The officer tried pulling the car over, but it took off, reaching speeds up to 60 miles an hour.

The West Valley officer attempted a pit maneuver to stop the car, but before he could do so the man in the car backed up and tried to hit him. The officer then fired two rounds at the car.

The suspect drove another block and ditched the car, then fled on foot. Midvale officers assisting the West Valley officer arrested the 43-year-old man a short time later, but they have not released his name.

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