Police: Wilmington man attempted to hit officer with his car

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Police: Man attempted to hit officer with his car. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at Noon on November 19, 2018.

A 40-year-old man from Wilmington was arrested for allegedly attempting to hit a police officer with his car.

Harrington police say Andy Leary fled from a traffic stop on South DuPont Highway near Corn Crib Road around 6 p.m.

They say Leary began driving on the wrong side of the road while police pursued him.

Eventually, police say Leary lost control and hit an officer's cruiser before coming to a stop in a field.

Investigators found heroin and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

There is no word on whether the officer was injured.

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