Thea Digiammerino

Suspect Fleeing Police Strikes Police Cars, Injures Officer: Danbury Police

A Danbury police officer was injured and three police cars damaged when a suspected drug dealer fled police Wednesday afternoon, according to Danbury police.

Police said that two officers were patrolling on Steven Street around 3 p.m. when they spotted what they believed was a drug deal. When officers attempted to approach the suspected dealer, the suspect tried to flee in a gray Acura RL.

Other officers responded to assist and tried to block the Acura from leaving. Police allege that the driver then intentionally struck three police cars and one of the officers as she tried to step out of her vehicle.

The officer was hit when the suspect drove into the officer’s car door as she was trying to get out. She was hit by the door, but not seriously hurt and refused treatment.

The suspect, who has been identified as Abdulwali “Tamel” Peterson, remains at large. The car was last seen traveling on Interstate 84 in Newtown. Anyone with information should contact Danbury police.

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