PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police arrested a drunk driving suspect after he allegedly rammed into a police cruiser intentionally early Thursday morning.
The incident began shortly after midnight when officers from the 26th District observed a male driver swerving down the street. When officers attempted to stop the driver, he reportedly continued driving.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Severe Storms Expected To Bring Damaging Winds, Flooding And Isolated Tornadoes
The suspect eventually stopped at Girard and Susquehanna Avenues in the city’s Fishtown section.
As officers approached the car, the suspect allegedly backed up his car and tried to run down three officers. Police say the suspect then fled the scene again.
Officers eventually caught up with the suspect and one officer used his cruiser to block the suspect in a parking lot.READ MORE: Man Wanted In Connection To Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Arrested in Delaware, US Marshals Say
Police say the suspect then drove right into the police cruiser that was attempting to block him.
Officers were then able to take the suspect into custody. He is facing numerous charges, including DUI and attempting to harm officers.
No officers were injured.
Reported by Steve Beck, CBS 3MORE NEWS: Crews In Pennsauken Clear Storm Drains, Preparing For Downed Trees, Limbs