- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Police officials say an officer crashed while rushing to help fellow officers struggling with a man after a traffic stop.

Aberdeen police say in a statement that after officers pulled over a vehicle Monday, a passenger threw something away. Police spokesman Sgt. Will Reiber tells The Baltimore Sun that officers struggled with the man for more than five minutes and radioed for help.

Reiber says Officer First Class Ryan Nelson crashed a mile away while responding, but kept driving the partially disabled vehicle, then ran the last half mile. Police say the trio gained control of 34-year-old Brandon Watson and arrested him. Police say Watson and two officers were released from hospital. Nelson is at Shock Trauma in stable condition.

Watson is charged with assault, resisting arrest and drug offenses.


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