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Man Charged With Hitting 3 Police Cruisers During Pursuit

RAYNHAM (CBS) — Police have arrested a man who they say hit multiple police cruisers while he fled from officers.

Herberto Almonte, 32, of Port Jefferson, New York was arrested by Raynham police early Friday morning.

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Herberto Almonte (Photo Courtesy: Raynham Police)

He was charged with three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon or motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspending license, failure to stop for police, red light violation, marked lanes violation, mistreatment of a police dog, and four counts of leaving the scene of a property damage crash.

Almonte also already had two active warrants out of Brockton District Court for larceny of a drug and breaking and entering.

Police initially came in contact with Almonte while responding to a well-being check on an individual in a parked car at the Raynham Walmart.

According to officials, Almonte’s passenger yelled something to police and then he sped off while police were trying to identify that person.  A police chase over grass embankments, around the parking lot and into the road then ensued.

Almonte drove erratically, crossed a median into opposite lanes and into another parking lot, then onto Route 44 and Orchard Street where he then rammed his car into a police cruiser, police said.

Officials were eventually able to box Almonte off and arrest him.

Following the incident, the well-being check was properly conducted.

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