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New Haven man accused of driving at officers

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© The following photo of Kenneth C. Riley was provided by the New Haven Police Department. © The following photo of Kenneth C. Riley was provided by the New Haven Police Department.
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A New Haven man was arrested Thursday night after he was accused of driving toward officers.

According to police, officers were trying to get the attention of a man, who would be later identified as Kenneth C. Riley, 38, around 11 p.m. Police said they were trying to talk to Riley about some of his motor vehicle violations.

However, when officers signaled to Riley to stop his red Subaru wagon, police said he accelerated his car and drove toward the officers.

The officers were able to jump out of the way and were not seriously injured.

The Subaru wagon was located by police a few hours, however a woman was driving it. She told police that her husband admitted that he "almost hit a police officer."

Police located and arrested Riley at a residence on East Pearl Street where he was hiding in a basement doorway.

Riley, who admitted to having a suspended license, was charged with three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and criminal attempt to commit assault on a police officer as well as one count of reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle under suspension.

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