- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say a man arrested after putting his SUV in reverse and pinning an officer was attempting to use heroin and had refused to drop a pocketknife when the officer confronted him at a Pittsburgh park and ride.

Joseph Dwinga was charged Monday with assaulting an officer, carrying a firearm without a license, reckless endangerment and other offenses. The 21-year-old has five active criminal cases since Feb. 5. Those charges include theft.

Information on his bail status and a lawyer to comment on the charges in Monday’s incident wasn’t immediately available. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 31.

Officials say the Port Authority of Allegheny County officer fired twice after he was struck by the SUV. They¬†hit the vehicle but not the driver. The officer wasn’t seriously injured.

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