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Police: Man arrested after intentionally crashing into officer's vehicle

Toma Lynn Ballard, 46, was arrested Oct. 28 in Oklahoma City after police say he intentionally rammed an officer's patrol vehicle. (Oklahoma County Jail)

Authorities say a man was arrested after intentionally ramming his vehicle into an officer's patrol vehicle.

Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that at approximately 1:23 a.m. Oct. 28 an officer's vehicle was struck by another vheicle in the 6000 block of W. Britton Road.

The suspect vehicle left the scene and was pursued by the officer. After bailing out of the vehicle Toma Lynn Ballard, 46, was taken into custody by police.

A passenger in the vehicle that struck the officer told police she told the driver, Ballard, to slow down but he instead accelerated and steered his vehicle towards the officer's vehicle. She told police she thought Ballard was trying to "hurt or kill the officer".

A loaded gun was found inside the vehicle being driven by Ballard. Ballard was reportedly drunk at the time of his arrest. He was later booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to commit a felony, driving under the influence, causing an injury accident and fleeing the scene with no license, attempting to elude police, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

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