Sheriff Assault

Police in Barre are looking for a man who fled the scene after nearly running down a sheriff's deputy who was working on a traffic control detail.

Barre police say the deputy was working a traffic detail at the intersection of Washington and Academy streets early Friday when a white Subaru Impreza came toward the deputy and forced him to jump into his cruiser to avoid being hit.

The car then hit a utility pole and the driver jumped out and fled. The sheriff tried to pursue the man, but was limited by his own injuries suffered by jumping out of the way.