Pawtucket man arrested for running over two officers in Springfield

By: News Staff

SPRINGFIELD M.A. – A man from Pawtucket was arrested for a string of crimes including running over two police officers in Springfield.

Police pulled over Derek Fernandez Tuesday night when officers noticed his license plate matched one believed to be connected to a shooting in Connecticut.

Police say Fernandez sped off, hitting the officers who subsequently opened fire.

Fernandez along with a passenger were arrested, while a third man in the car took off on foot.

The officers are recovering and are expected to be fine.