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Bristol – Man Pleads Guilty In Case

A man accused of hitting a police officer with his vehicle pleaded guilty last Tuesday.

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on April 4, 18-year-old Christian Lonergan was driving a stolen Ford Explorer SUV when local officers were informed of his location. An officer identified Lonergan while parked on Pound Street and slowly approached the vehicle. When the officer was just a few feet away, Lonergan turned his steering wheel to the left, hitting the officer and knocking him to the pavement. The victim sustained injuries to his arm. Lonergan also hit other vehicles in his attempt to escape the area. His vehicle eventually swerved off the roadway and Lonergan was apprehended by other responding officers. He is facing charges of third-degree larceny and assault of a police officer — other charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea. He is scheduled to appear in court for his sentencing on November 5.

It pays to follow this and other cases because we are informed of the processes involved in bringing suspects/culprits to justice. In many of these cases, particularly when negligence is involved, various legal options may also be available to injured parties, including filing for damages. Consulting a legal expert should help us make sense of these options.

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