Man Charged With Trying to Steal Cop Car, Injuring Officer - NECN

Man Charged With Trying to Steal Cop Car, Injuring Officer

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    Man Charged With Trying to Steal Cop Car, Injuring Officer
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    A Massachusetts man accused of crashing a police car as he tried to commandeer it, resulting in serious injuries for the officer, has been indicted.

    The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2xhSuGw ) that 20-year-old Cristofer Veloz faces charges including assault and battery of a police officer, DUI and robbery.

    Veloz says he was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms during the encounter in Attleboro on July 1. His lawyer called it ``out of character'' for him.

    Police say an officer suffered injuries including a broken ankle when his leg was crushed between the cruiser and a pole. The officer has not yet returned to work.

    Arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 14.

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