Information from http://www.wcnc.com, November 8, 2013
A Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy is OK after a man intentionally rammed his patrol motorcycle Friday afternoon following a traffic-stop in the city of Charlotte.
The Deputy, Billy Allen, a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, stopped a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. near Albemarle Rd. and East W.T. Harris Blvd. after the car veered towards the Deputy’s motorcycle on W.T. Harris Blvd. The vehicle initially stopped when the Deputy activated his emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle’s operator put the car in reverse and backed into the Deputy’s motorcycle pushing the bike and the Deputy backwards 8 – 10 feet, and then fled.
Deputy Allen, who was injured in the incident, fearing for his life, fired 3 shots into the car, but the vehicle did not stop.
The incident was witnessed by several Alcohol Law Enforcement (A.L.E.) Officers who, after a short pursuit, found the vehicle and it’s operator, 47-year-old Danny Lehman, on Farm Pond Lane near Honeysuckle Lane.
Lehman was taken into custody by Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Deputies and taken to a hospital for a blood alcohol test.