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Gordonsville Man Accused of Striking Officer with Pickup

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville police say a Gordonsville man has been charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly hit a police officer with his pickup truck.

The Daily Progress reports 44-year-old Harold Tazewell Morris Jr. also is charged with hit and run, eluding police, felonious assault and drunken driving.

Charlottesville Capt. Gary Pleasants says Morris allegedly struck the back of a woman's vehicle twice at an intersection Monday, then struck an Albemarle County police officer. Morris also drove into a pole before he was arrested. 

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