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Suspect on the loose after trying to run over Maui officer at drive-thru

Courtesy: MAUIWatch Courtesy: MAUIWatch
Courtesy: MAUIWatch Courtesy: MAUIWatch
KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Maui police are searching for a suspect they say tried to run an officer at a fast food eatery's drive-thru.

The incident happened Sunday morning, when the officer tried to stop the driver of a stolen truck from getting away. 

The officer stopped his patrol car in the exit lane of a Kahului Jack-in-the-Box and got out. That's when the driver of the stolen truck reversed, hitting a vehicle, and then drove forward toward the officer.

The officer was able to jump out of the way and avoid injury; the driver and passengers of the vehicle the stolen truck reversed into were also uninjured.

Authorities say the suspect ran over the curb and was able to get away.

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