Cops: Mattapoisett man tried to hit officer

A Mattapoisett man is behind bars after police say he tried to run over a police officer and nearly hit a cruiser while fleeing a Rhode Island burglary.

About 12:45 p.m. Friday, Dartmouth police Sgt. Peter Canuel spotted a 2005 Mercedes authorities said had been used in a wild home break-in in Tiverton, R.I., during which a Tiverton cop was nearly run over by the suspect as he fled the scene, according to police.

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