Salem driver accused of trying to hit 2 deputies



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man accused of trying to run down two Marion County sheriff’s deputies is facing attempted murder charges.

The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to a Salem home Wednesday afternoon for a disturbance that began with a former tenant removing property from the residence.

They found a man behind the wheel of an SUV in a driveway blocked by a parked car and a trailer. Deputies say the man rammed the trailer several times to make room to turn around, ignoring commands to stop.

The sheriff’s office says he pushed the trailer into one deputy and then backing into a patrol car, narrowly missing another deputy. He fled but was arrested at a house in Salem.

Two schools were locked down for about an hour during the incident.