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Published November 14, 2013, 11:23 AM

Fargo police arrest man suspected of ramming squad car with SUV

FARGO – A Fargo man faces a long list of charges following after being accused of ramming a police squad car early Thursday.

By: Dave Olson, Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

FARGO – A Fargo man faces a long list of charges following after being accused of ramming a police squad car early Thursday.

According to police Lt. Joel Vettel, the incident started about 2:35 a.m. when officers were called to the 2500 block of Villa Drive South in Fargo.

A squad car pulled up behind an SUV parked in a parking lot in that area and officers approached a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle and began talking to him.

At some point in the conversation, the man suddenly locked the vehicle doors and slid to the driver’s seat.

The man then back up rapidly, smashing into the non-occupied squad car and spinning it 90 degrees.

The SUV then sped off.

It was located a short while later and the driver was arrested.

Vettel identified the suspect as Michael R. Foley, 20, of Fargo.

Vettel said Foley had three outstanding warrants, including two in Cass County.

He said Foley faces a number of charges stemming from the Thursday incident, including fleeing; leaving the scene of an accident; DUI, DUI refusal; reckless driving; no insurance; minor in possession; driving under suspension and open container.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555

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