Man arrested after allegeldy nearly running over cop | TheUnion.com

Man arrested after allegeldy nearly running over cop

A Grass Valley police officer investigating a suspicious vehicle was nearly mowed down by a suspected drunken driver in the wee hours of the morning Saturday.

The officer was on Doris Drive at about 1:50 a.m., walking along the narrow, winding track with a flashlight, said Capt. Rex Marks.

"The officer was in uniform and tried to signal the driver with the flashlight," Marks aid. "He was totally oblivious, and drove directly at him … The officer had to jump out of the way."

The driver — identified as Patrick Harvey Kahler, 26 — was eventually located on Arcadia Drive and arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence. He was booked and released on $27,257 bail.

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