Officer run over, driver arrested after chase

Officer run over, driver arrested after chase (Image 1)
Officer run over, driver arrested after chase (Image 1)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A sheriff's deputy has been treated for injuries and a Johnson City man arrested after police say the driver backed over the officer with his car.

The Johnson City Press reported the incident Thursday afternoon set off a police chase through Carter and Washington Counties.

Authorities caught 27-year-old Damien Christopher Slocum and arrested him on second offense DUI, aggravated assault of a police officer and other charges. Slocum was held without bond.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said his deputy, Nick Andes, was taken to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He reportedly had a swollen thigh.

Mathes said Andes had stopped Slocum for a minor traffic violation and was checking his license when Slocum jumped back into his car and backed over the deputy.

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