Police: Man tried to hit officer in Tucson’s midtown
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man is facing a felony endangerment charge after he allegedly tried to hit an officer with his car earlier this month.
Officers were conducting a traffic stop on the night of Jan. 12 in Tucson’s midtown when a sedan began speeding towards an officer who was standing at the back of his patrol car.
The sedan swerved at the last second, narrowly missing the officer and his patrol car.
The officer was able to catch up to the sedan and get its license plate number before it sped away.
Authorities later identified 24-year-old Francisco Javier Saucedo was the driver and arrested him on Jan. 20.
He is facing charges of felony endangerment and felony flight from law enforcement, and was booked into the Pima County jail.
Anyone with more information on the incident is asked to call 99-CRIME. Callers can stay anonymous.
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