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Attempted Flee Nearly Results In Officers Being Struck

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-Two officers are nearly hit in an attempt to flee a road block.

Friday night, Louisville Police and the Winston County Sheriff’s Department were manning a roadblock on Highway 16 West when a driver drove through the roadblock in an attempt to avoid being stopped.

The driver, identified as 41 year-old Chad Lofton of Louisville drove his vehicle eastbound through the roadblock nearly striking two officers.

The chase ensued to Highway 15 North before Lofton stopped.

He is charged with two counts Aggravated Assault on officers, Felony Fleeing, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.