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Ottawa Co. deputy injured after suspect slammed into cruiser

Police: The man was angry with another deputy
Posted at 8:29 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 20:42:14-05

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP — An Ottawa County deputy was injured after a man allegedly rammed his vehicle into the deputy's cruiser Monday evening.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the area of James Street and 136th Avenue in Holland Township.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was stopped at a traffic light on James Street when the incident happen. Police say the suspect pulled up next to the deputy before pulling forward, then putting the gear in reverse and intentionally slamming into the deputy's cruiser.

The suspect was arrested after a short pursuit and struggle with authorities in the area of Beeline Road and Lakewood Boulevard.

Police say the suspect admitted to intentionally slamming into the cruiser after becoming upset with a different deputy earlier in the evening.

The 60-year-old man is in jail and awaiting felony assault charges, as well as fleeing and eluding.

The suspect's identity was not released.

The deputy was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.