LAKEVILLE — A New Bedford man is under arrest after police in Lakeville say he struck an officer with his car as he was trying to flee a traffic stop.

Lakeville Police attempted to stop an erratic vehicle at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Ted Williams Camp as the car entered the property from a closed and restricted area.

Police ordered the driver to stop the vehicle and place it in park. The operator refused to comply and fled the scene, striking a police officer with his vehicle in the process.

A chase ensued after the vehicle exited the Ted Williams Camp, continuing south on Route 18.

The car became disabled after Lakeville Police deployed a tire deflation device in Freetown. Freetown Police assisted Lakeville officers at the scene as the driver was placed under arrest.

The operator of the vehicle, Kasey Faria, 25, of 213 Tremont Street, New Bedford, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, marked lanes violation, speeding, operating with a revoked license, operating to endanger, and failure to stop for a police officer.

The injured Lakeville Police Officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries.

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