MIDDLEBORO (CBS) – A Middleboro man is facing a host of charges, including attempted murder with a motor vehicle, after he allegedly rammed a police truck multiple times Wednesday night.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. after officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a home on Wareham Street in Middleboro. Prosecutors said Mike O’Brien was attempting to steal a gun from his father’s house.

Police followed O’Brien into a parking lot about a mile away. When officers approached his car car, the 42-year-old Middleboro man allegedly drove head-on at the cruiser. O’Brien allegedly backed up and repeated the action two more times.

Brad Savage’s car after being rammed Wednesday night. (WBZ-TV)

O’Brien was arrested without further incident a short time later. He was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Middleboro police said O’Brien is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder with a motor vehicle, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, operating under the influence of liquor second offense and others.

Mike O’Brien in court Thursday. (WBZ-TV)

The police report indicates O’Brien went to his father’s house to get a gun to kill himself.

“He could’ve killed the officer by attempting to slam into his cruiser, and the defendant shrugged ‘oh well,'” Prosecutor Nicole Piacentini said.

A judge ordered O’Brien held pending a dangerousness hearing in one week.


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