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Driver tried to run over officers in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati police spokesman says

None of the officers was injured
Posted: 3:13 PM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 23:03:37-04
PD: Driver tried to hit officers in Walnut Hills
PD: Driver tried to hit officers in Walnut Hills

CINCINNATI -- A driver tried to run over undercover Cincinnati police officers Wednesday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

Lt. Steve Saunders said the officers, with the Cincinnati Police Department's Violent Crimes Squad, initially were doing an investigation in Walnut Hills.

Someone in a gold Honda Accord tried to hit them on Hemlock Street, Saunders said.

Police believe the driver was Darris Devaughn. He has not yet been taken into custody.

"The driver does have a criminal history and the public should consider this person a danger to others," Saunders told reporters.

Police said Devaughn is wanted on four counts of felonious assault on a police officer, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, drug trafficking in crack cocaine and heroin and drug possession fo crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

A K-9 unit and helicopter searched an area near Monroe, Florence and Boone streets shortly afterward. That's about a half-mile from Hemlock Street.

Saunders said the suspect crashed there, but he's not yet been found.

The undercover officers were not injured.

Police asked anyone with information to call them at 911 or 513-569-8651, or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.