Trooper injured after altercation with suspect

Trooper injured after altercation with suspect

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UPDATE: Suspect David Bachelor made his first court appearance following his alleged altercation with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. The judge ordered no bond and Bachelor's previous bond was revoked.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was admitted to the hospital Monday morning after a possible altercation with a suspect.

The trooper began pursuing suspect David Bachelor under suspicion of him possibly being impaired while operating a vehicle.

Despite warnings, the suspect drove to Lake Pickett Rd and attempted to run from the car.

One of the officers tried unsuccessfully to use his taser on the suspect. A physical altercation ensued over the taser and the suspect was able to pull away enough to use the door of the residence as a weapon against the trooper.

The suspect repeatedly struck the trooper's right arm with the door and caused several lacerations including on his hand and wrist. 

The officer then used his firearm and fired multiple rounds in an attempt to cease the suspect's attack. Both the trooper and suspect were transported from the scene for treatment of injuries. 

Bachelor was released from the hospital and transported and booked into the Orange County Jail. The officer's injuries are considered minor. 

The suspect driving has been charged with battery of a law enforcement officer in the city of Orlando.

Bachelor has already been charged with fleeing and attempting to elude police after an incident this past summer. He is expected to go to trial for that charge in December.

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