Police have arrested a 19-year-old Grand Island man accused of hitting a patrol officer while speeding away from a traffic stop.
Westley Weller was wanted on three drug-related warrants when he was stopped early Wednesday morning.
Police say Weller’s vehicle was stopped because one of its headlights was out. Police say that when officers discovered the warrants for him, Weller refused commands to get out of the car and resisted when officers tried to remove him. Police say Weller then sped off, hitting an officer as he pulled away. The officer was not seriously injured.
Weller was arrested without incident around noon Wednesday and now faces additional charges, including attempted assault on an officer.