David Babcock arrested Monday night in Lowell, Mass.
SALEM, N.H. — A man was arrested in Lowell, Mass., after allegedly hitting a police officer with his truck Monday night in Salem, police said.
David Babcock was charged with first-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
At 7:20 p.m., a resident on South Policy Road in Salem reported an intoxicated man came to his door and asked for directions, police said. He also told officer a child was in the man’s truck.
Officers stopped Babcock on Muse Terrace, but Babcock drove away, made a U-turn and drove directly at both officers, police said. Babcock struck one officer, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his leg, police said.
Babcock got away, but was taken into custody at 8:30 p.m. after Salem police sent Lowell police information and a description of the truck, which is registered to a woman in Lowell.
The injured officer was treated and released from a hospital.