Cops: Man tried to run down troopers at checkpoint

BELTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say state troopers shot a Seneca man after he rammed a patrolman's car and tried to run down an officer at a safety checkpoint.

Investigators said B.K. Long didn't stop at the Anderson County checkpoint Thursday evening, then rammed a trooper's car several times after briefly getting stuck.

A supervisor then gave troopers permission to crash Long's truck. They thought they had stopped it, but as officers approached, Long again got the truck unstuck and tried to run them over.

Authorities say the troopers fired at Long, who finally stopped after driving several more miles on U.S. Highway 76.

Investigators say Long was wounded in the arm, but is expected to recover. Charges are pending, and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

The troopers were not injured.

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