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State Police seek motorist who struck trooper in Pulaski Co.

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PULASKI CO. --  A Virginia State Police Trooper remains at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital after police say he was intentionally struck by a car in Pulaski County early Saturday morning.

The following is the news release from the Virginia State Police:

At approximately 6:44 a.m., Senior Trooper J.A. Jones stopped to check on a pedestrian walking in the road on Route 100/Cleburne Boulevard at the Cleburne Wayside near the entrance to the New River Valley Airport in Pulaski County. When Trooper Jones approached the pedestrian to offer assistance, the man became combative and a struggle between the two ensued. The male subject then ran towards a blue car and fled the scene.

Within seconds, the trooper spotted nearby a red car that also began leaving the scene. As Jones gestured for the red car to stop, the vehicle turned towards the trooper and intentionally drove at him at a high rate of speed.

Jones tried to jump out of the way but was struck by the car and knocked to the ground. The red car then fled the scene.

Jones, 48, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The trooper will remain at the hospital overnight. Jones, a 21-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, is assigned to the State Police Area 24 Office that includes Pulaski and Giles counties.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about either vehicle or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Virginia State Police at (276) 228-3131 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-800-542-8716. Anonymous calls are welcome.

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