Rochester man arrested after pinning officer between cars, police say

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A Rochester man was arrested Saturday night after police say he crashed his vehicle into several cars and struck an officer while trying to leave the parking lot of a downtown bar.

Police say the incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the parking lot of Legends Bar and Grill. The 35-year-old suspect was upset that he wasn't being allowed inside the bar, ABC 6 News reports.

The man then got into his car and struck several vehicles that were parked in the lot.

Two police officers who were patrolling the area on foot arrived at the scene and chased the suspect's car. But the suspect hit another vehicle with his car, briefly pinning one of the officers between the two vehicles.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and faces several charges including drunk driving, careless driving and criminal vehicular operation, according to ABC 6 News.

The officer suffered a leg injury, and was treated and released at a local hospital, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports.

"I’m not sure if there was intent in this situation," Rochester Police Sgt. Tony Teal told ABC 6. "I think the suspect was trying to get away and the officer got pinned in a bad spot."

The suspect will likely make his first appearance Monday in Olmsted County District Court, according to the station.

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