A driver hit a fire chief directing traffic in Logan County.
The incident happened during a DUI patrol near Huff Creek area, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department. Power lines and trees were in the road and firefighters were directing traffic until AEP arrived.
Jeffery Woods, 53, of Davin, pulled up very fast, and Fire Chief Joe Wimmer flagged down Woods, who was trying to dodge around traffic, and had to ask him to wait patiently.
Woods got out of the car and angrily informed them he needed to get home. Wimmer told Woods everyone was trying to get home safely.
According to deputies, Woods pulled around all the vehicles, hit Wimmer in the legs, he then hit the hood and went to the ground. Woods drove off after hitting Wimmer.
Wimmer was wearing a safety vest, and there were other warnings that should have deterred Woods as well, according to court documents.
A deputy learned that Woods was heading his way, and he tried to stop Woods. Woods then tried to escape, but failed when he backed into a car.
Woods held tight to the steering wheel and refused to get out of the vehicle, but the deputy finally made the arrest.
Woods was taken to Logan Regional Hospital for blood work, to make sure he was not under the influence of anything
Wimmer was evaluated at Logan Regional Medical and released with soreness.