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Officer injured while pursuing suspect who jumped out of car, ran across traffic

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Christopher Dunn (Source: LMDC) Christopher Dunn (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A police officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department was injured Friday night while chasing a man on foot.

According to an arrest report, an officer spotted Christopher Dunn, 24, running a red light at Shepherdsville and Rangeland Roads around 8:30 p.m. Friday. After the officer activated his emergency lights, Dunn pulled into a lot at 5600 Shepherdsville Road, jumped out of the car and began screaming, "I was not driving the car!"

He was captured and given a field sobriety test. Police believed he was under the influence of alcohol. As Dunn was being put in a patrol car, the arrest report states, he took off running across four lanes of traffic, causing drivers to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting Dunn and the officer pursuing him.

During the foot chase, the officer jumped a fence, cutting his hand open and requiring stitches.

After recapturing Dunn, it was discovered that he was driving with a suspended license. Police said Dunn told officers that if he were let out of jail, he would leave the country to avoid going back.

Dunn is charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, and disregarding a traffic light, and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license.

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