The driver was then wounded by another officer who fired at him. The incident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bronx.
Police say the officer and a detective in plainclothes were approaching a car when the driver hit the officer. The other officer fired once, hitting the 31-year-old driver in the leg.
Authorities say the driver fled, but hit a parked car some distance away. He was taken into custody and was in stable condition at the hospital.
The officer who was hit suffered a leg injury and was also taken to the hospital.
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