HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) -- A man accused of hitting an officer with a car and then leading police on a chase was arrested Tuesday after crashing the vehicle.
Huntington Police Chief Chad Hacker said officers responded to a dispute call at the Roadway Inn at 2820 Hotel Ave. around 12:30 p.m.
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Officers with the Huntington County Sheriff's Department approached a man sitting in the drivers seat of a vehicle.
That's when, Hacker said, the man saw the officers and attempted to drive away, striking an officer and several parked cars before exiting the parking lot onto Hotel Avenue.
The officer was not injured, he said.
Officers pursued the vehicle onto Northpoint Avenue and then onto State Road 5 until it left the road and crashed just south of Bracken Road.
Hacker said the driver, identified as Larry Reust, Jr., was taken to a hospital by ambulance and later released to police for questioning.
He was later taken to the Huntington County Jail with initial charges of Battery Level 5 Felony and Resisting Law Enforcement Level 6 Felony, according to Hacker.
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