An Israel Police officer was injured Saturday night after a suspect attempted to escape from a checkpoint officers placed on the road near Haifa.
According to police, the officer noticed a vehicle driving suspiciously and told the driver to stop, but the latter sped away. The officer followed him on a motorbike until the driver reached a police checkpoint put up to stop him.
When the suspect saw the barrier he reversed the car, hit the officer and fled the scene.
Police identified the suspect using scraps from the car left behind. A 31-year-old man from the Druze village of Daliyat el-Carmel was arrested and will be brought to the Haifa Magistrate’s Court.
The officer was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
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