The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Louisville man after he allegedly hit an officer with his car.
The Sheriff’s office received a complaint of a car with loud music playing parked near a substation on Gilead Church Road in Glendale. Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Abdullah Sami. As officers approached Sami’s vehicle, the suspect started the vehicle, put it in reverse, and backed up several feet. One responding deputy made commands for Sami to stop, but the suspect continued forward towards the two deputies on the scene. One shot was fired into the windshield of the vehicle as it approached, and Sami fled the scene, striking the leg of one of the deputies with his vehicle. The vehicle was pursued and stopped after being chased for around two miles.
Sami and two juveniles were detained as a result of the incident. Sami faces charges of wanton endangerment, assault, and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.