Fall River man accused of hitting Somerset police officer with car

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SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE)- A Fall River man is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking an officer with his car, leading to a car chase on Tuesday morning.

Somerset police said they received a report around 8:50 a.m. about a man who was sleeping inside of a running Nissan Rogue.

Authorities said he had been parked on Briggs Avenue since 6:45 a.m.

Police were able to identify the 28-year-old up when they arrived, due to multiple outstanding warrants. When officers attempted to take him into custody, he allegedly reached for the gear shifter.

One officer tried to reach into the vehicle to stop him but Prevost shifted into drive and started to take off.

In a release, Chief George McNeil said the officer was pulled out of the car window by another officer on scene as the car began to move.  This prevented the officer from being dragged by Prevost’s car.

Somerset police said that officer was not seriously injured.

Prevost led officers on a chase from Somerset to Fall River, until his car struck a bridge abutment on Davol Street.

Prevost was then taken into custody, before being sent to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said 28-year-old Raymond Prevost will be charged with the following:

  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Vehicle)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign or Red Light
  • Speeding
  • Seatbelt Violation

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