Portland Police Shoot At Erratic Driver Thursday Afternoon

A 20 year police veteran fired three shots at a vehicle after the driver swervedTN Realty Sunset 511

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Thursday November 27, 2014
Portland, Sumner/Robertson County, Tenn.

Portland Police Shoot At Erratic Driver Thursday Afternoon

A 20 year police veteran fired three shots at a vehicle after the driver swerved towards another officer twice Thursday afternoon, according to Portland Police.

Portland Police allege the suspect was driving erratically and when they tried to stop him he kept going and even swerved towards an officer two times. It was at that point that the 20 year police veteran open fired at the vehicle with two shots striking the hood and one hitting the windshield.

The suspect was not hit by the shots and the suspects vehicle apparently did not strike the officer.

The suspect did finally stop for police at the intersection of Victor Reiter Parkway and Highway 109, Police say. (Location of stop) 

Portland Police Chief Richard Smith told WSMV News 4 that officers were attempting to pull over a drunk driver. He said the driver wouldn’t pull over and tried to run over the officers at a road block.

Portland Mayor Kenneth Wilber told WSMV News 4 that  the suspect was scratched from shrapnel, but not hit.

Smith said the suspect provided fake papers when he was arrested.

The suspect will be charged with aggravated assault.

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