Police: Anderson man arrested for hitting cop head-on while driving drunk, fleeing from police

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Darrell Porter, 44

ANDERSON, Ind. – Police in Anderson have arrested a 44-year-old man after he allegedly hit a cop car head-on while driving drunk.

Darrell Porter, 44, of Anderson, was arrested Friday night at around 10:00 p.m. near the 3700 block of E. Lynn St.

Earlier in the night, dispatch alerted officers of a possible intoxicated driver in a green Chevy truck headed southbound on Columbus Ave. from 38th St.

While an officer was trying to locate Porter, he was hit head-on by a green Chevy truck.

The officer continued to chase the truck down, believed to be driven by Porter, until he was forced to head to the hospital for injuries.

A K9 unit was called to the scene and set up a perimeter. The K9 officer reportedly located Porter hiding under a tarp in a garage.

Police say that his speech was slurred and he has glossy eyes.

Porter was arrested and charged with resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident and a DWS infraction.