S-port man arrested for hitting officer with car

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – A Shreveport man is arrested for hitting an officer with his car during a traffic stop.

This happened around 1 PM Monday afternoon December 6th, on Clyde Fant Parkway when the driver was pulled over for speeding.

60 year old Melvin Armstrong claimed to be having a heart attack at the time he was pulled over. When Corporal Scott called for help, Armstrong drove off, running over the officer's foot.

We are told Armstrong was in a rush to get to the V-A Hospital where medical personnel determined he was not actually having a heart attack.

Armstrong was later arrested for aggravated battery and resisting by force.

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