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Officer struck by vehicle during traffic stop

GULFPORT (AP) — A man who authorities say assaulted a police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested.

Orlando Moore, 29, was charged with several offenses including assaulting a police officer. Moore was also arrested on a warrant from Harrison County.

Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen says Moore was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday. After being instructed to exit his vehicle, authorities say Moore gave the officers false information, fled back to his vehicle and later struck an officer with the car. Bromen says the officer was forced to hold onto the vehicle to prevent further injury. The officer suffered minor injuries.