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Drunk Driver Attacks Police Officer with Car

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A Reno Man is behind bars tonight after crashing his car while drunk, and attacking a police officer with his car.

Sparks Police say that just after 9 this morning, officers were called to a possible drunk driver who had hit a guard rail on the freeway and speeding through a residential area. Witnesses say the car was smoking and the suspects tire and bumper fell off of the vehicle as it drove.

Officers found the car in question in the 100 block of Prater way. When officers tried to stop the vehicle and the car fled into a cul de sac. The alleged drunk driver then spun the car around and rammed the police car head on, before fleeing. Police say the feeling vehicle was eventually immobilized, and the driver was arrested. He was given medical treatment for minor injures before being transported to the Washoe County Jail. 

He has been identified as 21 year old Christian Valencia. He has been charged battery with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer, DUI second offense, Obstructing, and Failure to Yield to a Police Vehicle, and is being held on $25,750 bail.

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