Man Arrested After Striking Police Officer with Vehicle

A Bessemer police officer was hurt Saturday morning when he was hit by someone suspected of a drug overdose; the officer was dispatched at 3:55am to the 3000 block of Ninth Avenue North to  investigate an overdose. The person was still behind the wheel of a car and responsive enough to drive off, according to Lt. Christian Clemons.

In the process, the officer was struck, and he sustained a broken foot.

The suspect was located at home in the Hoover area, where he fled again –  Bessemer and Hoover police took him into custody.

His name is being withheld pending formal charges.

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