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Iowa authorities say man rammed squad car, injuring deputy

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November 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — A northeastern Iowa teenager has been arrested after authorities there say he intentionally rammed a law enforcement vehicle while fleeing police, injuring a Winneshiek County deputy. Television station KCRG reports that the incident happened over the weekend, when deputies responded to a report of domestic assault. Deputies say 18-year-old Druey Hood, of Decorah, fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, leading deputies on a high speed chase.

Police also believe Hood was intoxicated during the chase. Officials say at one point in the chase, Hood turned his vehicle around and rammed a squad car, leaving a deputy with minor injuries. Police say Hood resisted arrest and faces several felony charges.