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New Jersey Driver Strikes Officer During Car Stop Before Crashing: Police

A suspect sped off from the scene of a car stop, striking a Galloway Township police officer before crashing his vehicle, police said.

While K-9 Sgt. Scott Winneberger was speaking to the driver during a car stop on Wrangleboro Road, he took off, hitting the officer with his vehicle on Wednesday.

After the suspect crashed his vehicle near the scene, he ran from the area and is still on the run.

Investigators later found heroin inside the vehicle.

The driver has been identified by police as 35-year-old James Gallaway. He is known to frequent Galloway Township and Pleasantville.

Warrants for Gallaway have been issued for Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault by Auto, Eluding, Obstruction, Possession of CDS and other vehicle violations.

If you know any information about the whereabouts of Gallaway, you are urged to call at 609-652-3705.

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