Driver Nearly Runs Over State Trooper: Cops

Police are searching for a man who they say nearly ran over a state trooper during a traffic stop in Dover, Delaware.

By David Chang
|  Monday, Sep 3, 2012  |  Updated 3:38 PM EDT
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Driver Nearly Runs Over State Trooper: Cops

Delaware State Police

Allen Gantt Jr., 29, of Dover is charged with reckless endangerment, driving suspended, disregarding a police officer's signal and other related offenses.

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Police are searching for a man who they say nearly ran over a state trooper during a traffic stop in Dover, Delaware. 

Investigators say it happened Sunday around 12:30 a.m. A trooper on patrol was driving on SR1 southbound on Fast Landing Road when he clocked a white Cadillac Deville driving above the posted speed limit, according to police. 
 
The trooper conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Allen Gantt Jr., 29, of Dover. Investigators say a computer inquiry into Gantt’s driver’s license revealed he was suspended and the insurance he provided was expired. 
 
Police say another trooper arrived at the scene shortly after. As the two approached the vehicle and asked Gantt to get out, he allegedly sped off, nearly striking one of the troopers. The troopers began to pursue the car but stopped due to the excessive speeds and the fact that they already obtained information on Gantt. 
 
Gantt is charged with reckless endangerment, driving suspended, disregarding a police officer's signal and other related offenses. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Troop 3 at 302-697-4454 ext. 630 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. 
 

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