Police: Car Full of Teens Drove Straight at a Cop

Officer in Billings, Mont., was seriously injured
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Police: 14-Year-Old Driver Hit the Gas, Struck a Cop
A photo of Billings, Mont.   (Getty Images)

Montana police say a 14-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a car that struck and seriously injured a Billings officer early Saturday morning. The Billings Police Department said in a press release that five females between the ages of 13 and 16 were also in the car, which had finally been stopped around 1am after previously fleeing from officers earlier that night. But as officers were giving instructions to the occupants of the stopped vehicle, they say the driver then hit the gas and headed straight toward them, hitting a 35-year-old cop who required surgery. His injuries are said to not be life-threatening. The car subsequently crashed and the teens fled; all were apprehended, reports the Billings Gazette. The male has been charged with attempted deliberate homicide. (Read more Montana stories.)

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