CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Moorefield police officer ran over a man's arm with her car after an arrest on Sunday, according to the city's police chief, who said he will investigate the incident himself.
Neither the officer nor the man she injured has been identified. The man, whose left arm was injured and whose left hand was broken, has not been charged with a crime, said Moorefield Police Chief Steven Reckart.
Reckart said he would conduct an internal investigation into the incident.
The officer stopped a Pontiac Firebird for speeding at the Sheetz store on U.S. 220 in Moorefield. The officer handcuffed the driver, identified as Jared Tyler Riggleman, 26, of Moorefield, for suspicion of drug activity, Reckart said.
The officer and a State Police trooper told three other men in the car to sit on the gas station parking lot, Reckart said. Riggleman then started to resist the Moorefield officer, and took off running, the chief said.
The officer jumped into her cruiser to chase after Riggleman. She "misjudged the distance," Reckhart said, and ran over one of the men seated on the parking lot.
The chief said he's reviewed the gas station's security footage of the incident.
"I have a State Police background in the Professional Standards Division. This is what I did for living," Reckart said. "In this particular case, I really see no reason to term this as anything other than an accident."