KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Kalamazoo police say a man using drugs tried to run an officer off the road Friday.
It happened around 1:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of S. Park Street, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
Public Safety Officer Laurel Palk was on patrol when a vehicle began tailgating her cruiser. The car was so close, Palk said, that she couldn't see its headlights in her rear-view mirror.
Palk continued heading north. Once she reached the 600 block of Park Street, the vehicle behind her swerved suddenly to the left and accelerated. It then swerved back to the right. Palk had to brake hard and take evasive measures to prevent a crash.
The suspect made two more attempts to try to run Palk off the road.
Other officers soon arrived. The suspect's vehicle stopped, but he fought officers as they tried to arrest him.
Officers searched the car and found heroin and components used in making methamphetamine.
The suspect did not have a weapon in the car.
The 29-year-old Kalamazoo man was believed to be high. He was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital to be checked out before being locked up at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.
KDPS is requesting that the man be charged with felonious assault with a motor vehicle, resisting and obstructing an officer, possession of heroin, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and possession of meth-making components.
The department did not report that any officers were hurt.
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