On the morning of May 21, a Fayetteville police officer suffered personal injuries when a sport utility vehicle struck his patrol car in the College Lakes neighborhood.
Police say Officer Michael Boone sustained a broken collarbone in the collision, which took place at about 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Saddle Ridge Drive and Shoreline Road.
According to police, Boone was in the process of responding to a call concerning a domestic dispute involving Malcolm Leon Savage. Police say that Boone had stopped at an intersection when Savage veered his Ford Explorer into the cruiser and knocked it off the road and into a yard.
Boone was pinned inside the vehicle and called 911 as Savage fled, police said. Responding officers apprehended Savage after locating him with tracking dogs.
Members of the Fayetteville Fire Department extricated Boone from the patrol vehicle.
Boone and Savage each received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where they each underwent treatment for minor injuries.
Police charged Savage with assault on a female, carless and reckless driving, and failure to reduce speed.