Ballard Man Attempts to Hit Sheriff Deputy's Vehicle

A Ballard man was arrested on Friday, August 5th after attempting to hit a law enforcement vehicle with his own vehicle. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, a Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting to stop a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Charles Samuel Lee at approximately 10:30pmon August 5th in Ballard. “Lee briefly pulled over before putting his vehicle in reverse and accelerated in the direction of the deputy’s patrol truck,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “The deputy had to reverse his truck to avoid being struck by Lee’s vehicle. Lee then turned his vehicle around, facing the patrol truck and drove towards the deputy, attempting to hit the patrol truck head on.” The deputy maneuvered his vehicle off the side of the road avoiding collision as Lee then drove a short distance before stopping in the middle of the road. As the deputy attempted to make contact, Lee yelled at him and once again attempted to hit the patrol truck by backing up his vehicle. Once a Roosevelt City officer arrived, the pair were able to take Lee into custody. Lee was combative during arrest and remained combative during and once booked into Uintah County Jail. He was booked for DUI, failure to stop at the command of a peace officer, multiple counts of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

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